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South Med J. 2012 Nov;105(11):600-6. doi: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e31826f5d17.

Elderly adults and skin disorders: common problems for nondermatologists.

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  • 1Department of Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.


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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