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Main Title Microbiology and Aging Clinical Manifestations / [electronic resource] :
Type EBOOK
Author Percival, Steven L.
Publisher Humana Press,
Year Published 2009
Call Number QR46
ISBN 9781597453271
Subjects Medicine. ; Microbiology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-327-1
Collation online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Ageing Theories, Diseases and Microorganisms -- Indigenous Microbiota and Association with the Host -- Infections in the Elderly -- Skin Aging and Microbiology -- Lung Infections and Aging -- Influenza in the Elderly -- Changes in Oral Microflora and Host Defences with Advanced Age -- Influence of the Gut Microbiota with Ageing -- A Gut Reaction: Aging Affect Gut-Associated Immunity -- Clostridium and The Ageing Gut -- The Significance of Helicobacter Pylori Acquisition and the Hygiene Hypothesis -- Probiotics and the Ageing Gut -- Microbiological Theory of Autism in Childhood -- Decomposition of Human Remains. The microbiological burden on an aging host is enormous, and clinically significant. As humans are living longer there is a greater propensity to infection. This risk is substantially heightened in elderly individuals who are predisposed to infection. Do the microbiological changes that occur within and upon the host influence the process of ageing or is it the biological changes of the host that affects the host's microbiology? Do such changes therefore affect the host's propensity to disease? Are there ways of enhancing life expectancy by reducing certain bacteria from proliferating or conversely by enhancing the survival of beneficial bacteria? Microbiology & Aging: Clinical Manifestations encompasses a collection of reviews that highlight the significance of, and the crucial role, that microorganisms play in the human life cycle and considers the microbiology of the host in different regions of the body during the aging process.