Which clinical findings may be present in bacterial sepsis in the elderly?

Updated: Feb 05, 2019
  • Author: Amber Mahmood Bokhari, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Elderly patients may present with peritonitis and may not experience rebound tenderness of the abdomen. [37]

Elderly individuals, persons with diabetes, and patients on beta-blockers may not exhibit an appropriate tachycardia as blood pressure falls.


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