Infectious diseases in the elderly: an overview.

B. R. Meyers

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The elderly represent the fastest growing portion of the population. Aspects of the normal aging process combined with chronic diseases place the elderly at increased risk for infection. This overview will discuss the most common infectious diseases in the elderly and some approaches to the prevention and treatment of these infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-6
Number of pages3
Volume44 Suppl A
StatePublished - Aug 1989


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