Geriatric Infectious Diseases: Current Concepts on Diagnosis and Management

New information on infectious diseases in older adults has become available in the past 20 years. This review presents in-depth discussions on the general problem of geriatric infectious diseases (epidemiology, pathogenesis, age-related host defenses, clinical manifestations, diagnostic approach); diagnosis and management of bacterial pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and Clostridium difficile infection; and the unique challenges of diagnosing and managing infections in a long-term care setting.

Link to J Am Geriatr Soc article (3/2017) (Open access via Medscape with site registration)