Aging and contact dermatitis: A review

Sharon E. Jacob, Mohamed L. Elsaie, Mari Paz Castanedo-Tardan, Sarah Stechschulte, Joely Kaufman

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As the population continues to age, understanding the differences between aged and young skin becomes more important to the clinician. Contact dermatitis is just one of the clinical entities that presents differently in the geriatric population. Reactions can be delayed in onset, and prolonged in duration. These altered presentations are the direct result of the pathophysiologic changes that occur in aging skin. It is especially important to recognize contact dermatitis in this age group, and to treat in a timely fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-126
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Aging Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009


  • Aging skin
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Geriatric
  • Irritant contact dermatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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