Evaluation of Etiology of Infectious Diseases in Elderly Patients Admitted to the Infectious Ward of Imam Reza Hospital

Tavanaee Sani, Ashraf and Mirkarimi, Hamid Reza (2011) Evaluation of Etiology of Infectious Diseases in Elderly Patients Admitted to the Infectious Ward of Imam Reza Hospital. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 54 (1). pp. 31-37.

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Introduction It is estimated that by the year 2050 about 20 of the world population are 65 years or older. Infections are cause of 30 of mortality in this age group. Impairment of Cellular and humoural immunity, reduced physiological reflex, increased prevalence of chronic diseases and so Forth are possible for increased frequency of infection in the elderly. Materials and Methods This descriptive study was performed on 272 elderly patients, admitted to the Infectious Diseases ward, Imam Reza hospital of Mashad, the most important clinical and paraclinical findings and final diagnosis were collected by SPSS and analyzed with T-Test,Chi-Square and Fisher,s Exact test. Results Approximately 31 of patients admitted during one year in infectious Diseases ward were old people .of these 53 were female and 47 were male. The most common complaints of patients were respiratory problems (45) and the most common diagnosis was pneumonia (43).AL together 39 of patients changed in mental status and 51 suffered a chronic medical disease. Mortality rate in patients was 19/5. Conclusion Seems Infection to be one of the common causes of hospitalization in the elderly and despite amenity of modern methods and new antibiotics; it accompanies a high mortality rate in this age group. Attention to the danger signs and risk factors such as age ,decreased level of consciousness , immune deficiency and early treatment may reduce mortality in these patients.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 17:33
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2017 17:33
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7445

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