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Community acquired infections in elderly population

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In geriatric practice, data regarding infections including the epidemiology, morbidity, and mortality are lacking. Our aim was to evaluate the frequency, location, microbiological and laboratory characteristics of infectious diseases in elderly population admitted to a training hospital. The patients were included total of 330 patients, aged over 65 with infection, seen between January 1, 2005 and January 1, 2006. In the result, of patients 136 (41%) had respiratory system infection, 90 (27%) urinary system infection, 39 (12%) gastrointestinal system infection, 34 (10%) bloodstream infections, 17 (5%) soft tissue infection, 8 (2%) central nervous system infections, and 6 (2%) others. Average length of hospitalization was 8.6±7.7 days. Mortality rate from all causes was 57 (17%). The most common infections in elderly patients were respiratory tract and urinary system infections, and there were no fever, leukocytes and high CRP levels in approximately 1/3 of cases. Infectious diseases may occur even in the absence of such infection indicators as fever, raised WBC count and high CRP level in the elderly population.
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4
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2
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171-178
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2009-06-01
online
2009-03-27
Twórcy
  • Division of Internal Medicine, GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Tibbiye Caddesi, TR-34668, Kadikoy-Istanbul, Turkey , yasarkardali@yahoo.com
autor
  • Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Tibbiye Caddesi, TR-34668, Kadikoy-Istanbul, Turkey
  • Department of Respiratory Diseases and Tuberculosis, GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Tibbiye Caddesi, TR-34668, Kadikoy-Istanbul, Turkey
autor
  • Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Tibbiye Caddesi, TR-34668, Kadikoy-Istanbul, Turkey
  • Division of Internal Medicine, GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Tibbiye Caddesi, TR-34668, Kadikoy-Istanbul, Turkey
  • Division of Internal Medicine, GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Tibbiye Caddesi, TR-34668, Kadikoy-Istanbul, Turkey
autor
  • Division of Hematology, GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Tibbiye Caddesi, TR-34668, Kadikoy-Istanbul, Turkey
  • Division of Internal Medicine, GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Tibbiye Caddesi, TR-34668, Kadikoy-Istanbul, Turkey
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