Infectious Diseases

  • Gene H. Stollerman


Effective diagnosis and management of infectious disease in the elderly require many of the strategies of comprehensive geriatric assessment. Host compromises, functional impairments, and environmental risks in various venues of care—community, home, hospital, and nursing home—all conspire to make infections more frequent and dangerous in the aged. Maintaining host supremacy when it is assailed by comorbidity, organ failure, systemic disease, malnutrition, and senescence of the immune system requires particularly knowledgeable and comprehensive clinical care.


Nursing Home Infective Endocarditis Herpes Zoster Influenza Vaccine Pressure Ulcer 
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