Infectious Disease in the Aging

A Clinical Handbook

  • Thomas T. Yoshikawa
  • Dean C. Norman

Part of the Infectious Disease book series (ID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Concepts and Principles of Infections and Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas T. Yoshikawa
      Pages 3-6
    3. Dean C. Norman
      Pages 7-12
    4. Dean C. Norman
      Pages 13-18
    5. Bryan Doo, Thomas T. Yoshikawa
      Pages 19-29
  3. Specific Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Jirayos Chintanadilok, Bradley S. Bender
      Pages 33-52
    3. Thomas J. Marrie
      Pages 53-65
    4. Shobita Rajagopalan
      Pages 67-77
    5. Margaret S. Terpenning
      Pages 79-90
    6. Brian Scott Campbell, Samuel E. Wilson
      Pages 91-98
    7. Lindsay E. Nicolle
      Pages 99-111
    8. Chester Choi
      Pages 113-124
    9. Jack D. McCue
      Pages 125-138
    10. Natalie C. Klein, Burke A. Cunha
      Pages 139-145
    11. Anthony W. Chow
      Pages 147-162
    12. Vinod K. Dhawan
      Pages 163-174
    13. Charles W. Flowers Jr., Richard S. Baker
      Pages 175-195
    14. Steven Berk, James W. Myers
      Pages 197-210
    15. Carol A. Kauffman
      Pages 211-224
    16. Ann R. Falsey
      Pages 225-242
  4. Special Infectious Disease Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Robert A. Bonomo, Louis B. Rice
      Pages 257-275
    3. Francisco L. Sapico
      Pages 277-286
    4. David W. Bentley
      Pages 287-298
    5. Kevin P. High
      Pages 299-312
    6. Helene Calvet
      Pages 313-321
    7. Thomas T. Yoshikawa, Dean C. Norman
      Pages 323-326
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 327-336

About this book


Because aging is accompanied by a steady decline in resistance to infectious diseases, the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases in the elderly is not only much more complex, but also often quite different from that for younger patients.

In the second edition of Infectious Disease in the Aging: A Clinical Handbook, a panel of well known and highly experienced geriatric physicians and infectious disease experts review the most important common infections affecting the elderly and delineate their well-proven diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive techniques. Among the illnesses discussed are urinary tract infections, pneumonia, ocular infections, tuberculosis, and fungal and viral infections. In addition, there are detailed discussions of sepsis, infective endocarditis, intraabdominal infections, bacterial meningitis, osteomyelitis and septic arthritis, and prosthetic device infections.


aging bacteria geriatrics infection infections infectious infectious disease infectious diseases infective endocarditis viral infection

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas T. Yoshikawa
    • 1
  • Dean C. Norman
    • 2
  1. 1.Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Charles R. Drew Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Greater West Los Angeles Healthcare System and UCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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