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Gambaran Kejadian Infeksi Pada Usia Lanjut

Prahasanti, Kartika (2019) Gambaran Kejadian Infeksi Pada Usia Lanjut. Qanun Medika, 3 (1). pp. 81-91. ISSN 2541-2272

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Infection in the elderly is the second leading cause of morbidity and death in the world after cardiovascular disease. This event is closely related to the increase in the elderly population in the last few decades caused by an increase in human life expectancy. The causes of infection in elderly due to the presence of considerable chronic comorbidities, decreased resistance or immunity to infection, decreased communication power in the elderly and difficulty recognizing signs of infection early. Infection in the elderly is not only more frequent and more severe, but also have specialties related to clinical, laboratory and microbiological presentations. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the predisposition of infectious diseases in the elderly, immunesenescence in the elderly, the appropriate diagnostic and treatment approach in cases of infection in the elderly.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: infection, elderly, immune senescence
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Jurnal > Fakultas Kedokteran
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2019 09:39
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 13:27

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