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
    13. Gary N. Holl
      Pages 271-290
    14. Vinod K. Dhawan
      Pages 291-306
    15. Camelia E Marculescu, Elie F. Berbari, Douglas R. Osmon
      Pages 307-325
    16. Christopher J. Graber, Dennis R. Schaberg
      Pages 327-345
    17. Carol A. Kauffman
      Pages 347-366
    18. Coley B. Duncan, Ann R. Falsey
      Pages 367-384
  4. Special or Unique Infectious Disease Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 386-386
    2. Suzanne F. Bradley
      Pages 387-408
    3. Shobita Rajagopalan
      Pages 423-434
    4. Rex Biedenbender, Stefan Gravenstein
      Pages 435-453
    5. Kevin P. High
      Pages 455-466
    6. Helene Calvet
      Pages 467-478
    7. Jason B. Kirk, Matthew Bidwell Goetz
      Pages 479-496
    8. Mark B. Loeb
      Pages 497-506
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 507-519

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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dean Norman
  • Thomas Yoshikawa

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