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Elderly Adults and Skin Disorders: Common Problems for Nondermatologists

Chang R. Na, MD, Steven Wang, MD, Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD, Daniel G. Federman, MD
Volume: 105 Issue: 11 November, 2012

Abstract:

Diseases of elderly adults are becoming increasingly important as life expectancy gradually rises worldwide. To promote healthy aging, it is important to understand the skin changes associated with aging. This review focuses on the special considerations for some of the more common dermatological disorders in elderly adults and examines presentation, contributing factors, and association with systemic diseases.

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