Skin and soft tissue infections in older adults.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are a common cause of morbidity in older patients. Because of changes in skin consistency, immunosenescence, and the presence of underlying skin conditions and comorbid conditions, elderly persons are at high risk for SSTIs. Specific community- and hospital-associated SSTIs are reviewed in this article with particular emphasis on the epidemiology, prevention, risk factors, and treatment of SSTIs in older patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Anderson, DJ; Kaye, KS

Published Date

  • August 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 595 - vii

PubMed ID

  • 17631236

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-0690

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cger.2007.03.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States