Infectious Disease in the Aging

A Clinical Handbook

  • Dean Norman
  • Thomas Yoshikawa
Part of the Infectious Disease book series (ID)

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas T. Yoshikawa
      Pages 3-9
    3. Dean C. Norman
      Pages 11-18
    4. Dean C. Norman
      Pages 19-28
    5. Jay P. Rho
      Pages 43-59
  3. Common Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 62-62
    2. Timothy D. Girard
      Pages 63-80
    3. Manisha Juthani-Mehta, Vincent Quagliarello
      Pages 81-95
    4. Chad R. Marion, Kevin P. High
      Pages 97-110
    5. Vinod K. Dhawan
      Pages 111-124
    6. Meghann L. Kaiser, Samuel Eric Wilson
      Pages 125-141
    7. Manie Beheshti, W. Lance George
      Pages 143-163
    8. Lindsay E. Nicolle
      Pages 165-180
    9. Chester Choi
      Pages 181-199
    10. Azadeh Lankarani-Fard, Paul Y. Liu, Meika A. Fang
      Pages 201-217
    11. Mira Cantrell, Linda Sohn
      Pages 219-227
    12. Kenneth Schmader
      Pages 229-241

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 Infectious Disease in the Aging: A Clinical Handbook, 2nd Edition, 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 preventative techniques. Among the illnesses discusses are urinary tract infections, pneumonia, ocular infections, tuberculosis, and fungal and viral infections. There are detailed discussion of sepsis, infective endocarditis, intraabdominal infections, bacterial meningitis, osteomyelitis and septic arthritis, and prosthetic device infections. In addition, this 2nd edition includes new chapters on Herpes zoster, HIV/AIDS, and SARS and West Nile Virus.
Comprehensive, informative, and easily accessible, Infectious Disease in the Aging: A Clinical Handbook, 2nd Edition, offers all physicians treating geriatric patients the quickest and most up-to-date guide to understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious disease problems in the elderly today.


AIDS Assessment HIV Virus antimicrobial bacteria fungal infection infection infection control infections infectious infectious disease infectious diseases infective endocarditis tissue infection

Editors and affiliations

  • Dean Norman
  • Thomas Yoshikawa
  1. 1.West Los Angeles VA Medical CenterLos AngelesU.S.A.
  2. 2.Division of Geriatric MedicineVA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare SystemLos AngelesU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-533-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-534-7
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