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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Feb;68(2):e37-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2011.03.016. Epub 2012 Oct 8.

Elder abuse: dermatologic clues and critical solutions.

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  • 1Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio 44307, USA.


Elder abuse affects approximately 2% to 10% of older Americans. Unfortunately, it is often unrecognized and certainly underreported. Dermatologists have a unique role in the detection and reporting of elder abuse. An analysis of risk factors, clinical signs, reporting requirements, and prevention of elder abuse brings this issue into focus.

Copyright © 2011 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

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