University of Arizona College of Medicine
Presentation of Common Infections in Older Adults is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.
- Fever is often absent in older adults who have infections
- Symptoms of infection in older adult are often non-specific, like lethargy, confusion, or anorexia
- Asymptomatic bacteriuria is common in older adult and does not require treatment
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