During a period of 3 years in a University Hospital in Israel, 339 episodes of bacteraemia were observed in patients 80 years of age or older, and 658 episodes in patients 60-79 years of age.
Patients older than 80 were more often residents of nursing homes, frequently had a history of a cerebrovascular accident, but were less often neutropenic.
Twenty-four per cent of bacteraemia episodes in the very'old were hospital acquired compared with 40% in the old patients.
The most common source of bacteraemia was the urinary tract, 50% of episodes in the very old, and 34% of episodes in the old.
The percentage of episodes in which anaerobic bacteria were isolated was 5% in the very old and 1% in the old, and the difference was significant when corrected for the sources of bacteraemia.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bactériémie, Bactériose, Infection, Etiologie, Evolution, Epidémiologie, Vieillard, Homme, Israël, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bacteremia, Bacteriosis, Infection, Etiology, Evolution, Epidemiology, Elderly, Human, Israel, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0089582
Code Inist : 002B05B02P. Création : 199406.