Infectious disease risk in the elderly.

  • Bradley S Bender
  • Published 2003 in Immunology and allergy clinics of North America

Abstract

Older persons suffer excessively from infectious diseases such as pneumonia and urinary tract infections. This article discusses some of the reasons for this additional morbidity and mortality, including the anatomical and physiological changes with aging, impairment of immune function, presence of co-morbid diseases, and delays in diagnosis and initiation of therapy.

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@article{Bender2003InfectiousDR, title={Infectious disease risk in the elderly.}, author={Bradley S Bender}, journal={Immunology and allergy clinics of North America}, year={2003}, volume={23 1}, pages={57-64, vi} }