Tuberculosis in the elderly. Epidemiology and optimal management.

  title={Tuberculosis in the elderly. Epidemiology and optimal management.},
  author={Peter D. O. Davies},
  journal={Drugs & aging},
  volume={8 6},
The problem with the emergence of HIV-associated tuberculosis (which usually occurs in young adults) is that attention has been diverted away from the fact that, in the developed world, the elderly represent the biggest pool of tubercular disease and therefore the greatest pool of infection within the community. Although the incidence rate of tuberculosis continues to decline in most countries, there is evidence from parts of the developing world that rates may be beginning to increase. The… CONTINUE READING