Infection in the Elderly

Authors

  • Woraphot Tantisiriwat

Keywords:

Infection, elderly, defense mechanism defect

Abstract

 

The elderly are at risk for an increased incidence of infection due to the diminishment of many body functions such as host defense mechanism and physiologic functions. They are also prone to develop many chronic diseases which increase risk of infection. In this review, the defect of defense mechanism in elderly and common infections associated with elderly were described.

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Author Biography

Woraphot Tantisiriwat

Department of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot Univeristy

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Review Article (บทความวิชาการ)