Antimicrobial therapy in the elderly.

  title={Antimicrobial therapy in the elderly.},
  author={Shobita Rajagopalan and Thomas T. Yoshikawa},
  journal={The Medical clinics of North America},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={133-47, vii}
This article focuses on the special characteristics of infection in the elderly and provides an update of the principles of antibiotic selection, use of specific antibiotics, and empiric use of antimicrobials in the treatment of infectious diseases in this particularly vulnerable group. Antituberculous, antifungal, and antiviral agents are mentioned briefly; detailed information regarding these classes of agents in reference to aging can be found in standard reviews of antimicrobial therapy in… CONTINUE READING

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