Scientific article

Spécificités des infections chez le sujet âgé

Published inPraxis, vol. 93, no. 33, p. 1297-1303
Publication date2004

Demographic aging is now well established. Thus, infections in the elderly will continue to become an increasingly important public health issue. Infections are not only more frequent in the elderly, but they also have distinct properties. Infectious diseases of the elderly are distinct with respect to epidemiology, clinical presentation, treatment, and outcome. Theses specificities are explained through a variety of factors, including the ageing process itself, but also comorbidities, sociological and environmental factors. Geriatric infectious diseases is likely to develop as an increasingly important branch of geriatrics and infectious disease.

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aging/physiology
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents/administration & dosage/therapeutic use
  • Bacterial Infections/diagnosis/drug therapy/epidemiology
  • Bacteriuria/diagnosis/epidemiology
  • Biological Markers
  • C-Reactive Protein/analysis
  • Female
  • Fever/diagnosis/epidemiology
  • Fever of Unknown Origin/diagnosis/epidemiology
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Infection/diagnosis/drug therapy/ epidemiology/immunology/physiopathology/therapy
  • Length of Stay
  • Male
  • Malnutrition/complications
  • Mental Disorders/complications
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Treatment Outcome
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
GAVAZZI, Gaetan, KRAUSE, Karl-Heinz. Spécificités des infections chez le sujet âgé. In: Praxis, 2004, vol. 93, n° 33, p. 1297–1303. doi: 10.1024/0369-8394.93.33.1297
ISSN of the journal1661-8157

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