Dysregulated inflammation as a risk factor for pneumonia in the elderly.

  title={Dysregulated inflammation as a risk factor for pneumonia in the elderly.},
  author={Angela Rodriguez Boyd and Carlos J Orihuela},
  journal={Aging and disease},
  volume={2 6},
Advances in modern medicine have led to an increase in the median life span and an expansion of the world's population over the age of 65. With increasing numbers of the population surviving to the extreme of age, those at risk for the development of pneumonia will approach 2 billion by the year 2050. Numerous age-related changes in the lung likely contribute to the enhanced occurrence of pneumonia in the elderly. Inflammation in the elderly has been shown to increase risk prior to infection… CONTINUE READING


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