Microbiology and Aging

Clinical Manifestations

  • Steven L. Percival

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Steven L. Percival
    Pages 1-13
  3. John G. Thomas, Steven L. Percival
    Pages 15-37
  4. Knut Ohlsen, Svitlana Kozytska, Udo Lorenz
    Pages 39-55
  5. Leslie Baumann, Edmund Weisberg, Steven L. Percival
    Pages 57-94
  6. Sameer K Mathur, Keith C Meyer
    Pages 95-112
  7. Caterina Hatzifoti, Andrew William Heath
    Pages 113-130
  8. E. Murphy, C. Murphy, L. O'Mahony
    Pages 153-173
  9. Joseph F. Albright, Julia W. Albright
    Pages 175-222
  10. Sarah Connor, Steven L. Percival
    Pages 223-262
  11. Steven L. Percival
    Pages 275-289
  12. Steven L. Percival
    Pages 291-311
  13. Robert C. Janaway, Steven L. Percival, Andrew S. Wilson
    Pages 313-334
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 335-345

About this book

Introduction

The microbiological burden on an aging host is enormous, and clinically significant. As humans are living longer there is a greater propensity to infection. This risk is substantially heightened in elderly individuals who are predisposed to infection. Do the microbiological changes that occur within and upon the host influence the process of ageing or is it the biological changes of the host that affects the host’s microbiology? Do such changes therefore affect the host’s propensity to disease? Are there ways of enhancing life expectancy by reducing certain bacteria from proliferating or conversely by enhancing the survival of beneficial bacteria? Microbiology & Aging: Clinical Manifestations encompasses a collection of reviews that highlight the significance of, and the crucial role, that microorganisms play in the human life cycle and considers the microbiology of the host in different regions of the body during the aging process.

Keywords

Ageing Aging Clinical Microbiology Percival

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven L. Percival
    • 1
  1. 1.Global Development CentreConvaTec, LimitedFlintshireUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-327-1
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-640-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-327-1
  • About this book