Infectious diarrhea in the elderly

Peter K. Slotwiner-Nie, Lawrence J. Brandt

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Abstract

Infectious diarrhea is an important disease in the elderly. Some basic principles have been outlined, as follows. In the elderly: Infectious diarrhea is an underappreciated health problem. There is a higher mortality rate and case-fatality rate compared with younger persons. Infectious diarrhea is most often associated with group settings (e.g., nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities) or antibiotic use. Infectious diarrhea may be associated with abnormal immune function (i.e., immunosenescence). Certain bacterial infections are commoner (e.g., C. difficile, E. coli O157:H7, and Salmonella). Some infections behave differently (e.g., Salmonella). Prompt and adequate rehydration measures are crucial. The institution of appropriate contact isolation and infection control measures is crucial in group settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-635
Number of pages11
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Volume30
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001

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Diarrhea
Salmonella
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Home Nursing
Escherichia coli O157
Mortality
Fluid Therapy
Infection Control
Nursing Homes
Bacterial Infections
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Health
Infection

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Infectious diarrhea in the elderly. / Slotwiner-Nie, Peter K.; Brandt, Lawrence J.

In: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2001, p. 625-635.

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Slotwiner-Nie, Peter K. ; Brandt, Lawrence J. / Infectious diarrhea in the elderly. In: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America. 2001 ; Vol. 30, No. 3. pp. 625-635.
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