Tuberculosis in Older Adults.

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Tuberculosis in Older Adults.

Clin Geriatr Med. 2016 Aug;32(3):479-491

Authors: Rajagopalan S

Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the world's most lethal infectious diseases. Preventive and control strategies among other high-risk groups, such as the elderly population, continues to be a challenge. Clinical features of TB in older adults may be atypical and confused with age-related diseases. Diagnosis and management of TB in the elderly person can be difficult; treatment can be associated with adverse drug reactions. This article reviews the current global epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical characteristics, diagnosis, management, and prevention of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in community-dwelling and institutionalized aging adults.

PMID: 27394018 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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