Fiebre en el Anciano : Emergency Medicine Practice
JUST as “children are not little adults,” the elderly cannot be considered superannuated specimens. Physiologic and behavioral differences demand that emergency physicians manage illness in the elderly differently than we do in younger adults. In fact, two central medical principles used for children can be applied to the elderly: Patients are more vulnerable, and symptoms are much less specific. This issue of Emergency Medicine Practice will address the unique issues involved in assessment and treatment of the febrile senior. Special attention is given to differences in presentation between the infected elderly and younger adults. We also emphasize changes in management due to comorbid disease. The specific recommendations for disposition and antibiotic therapy are tailored to the ED setting.
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