Infectious disease emergencies in the geriatric population

L. G. Jacobs

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Abstract

Infectious diseases continue to be a common cause for emergency department visits among the elderly population. This phenomenon may be due to the existence of comorbid diseases as well as alterations in immune function with senescence. Diagnosis and acute management of specific infections are discussed in this article, including meningitis, endocarditis, urinary tract and skin infections, septic shock, and fever of unknown origin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-575
Number of pages17
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Volume9
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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