Elderly adults and skin disorders: Common problems for nondermatologists

Chang R. Na, Steven Wang, Robert S. Kirsner, Daniel G. Federman

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-606
Number of pages7
JournalSouthern medical journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012


  • bullous pemphigoid
  • geriatrics
  • skin cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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