Hair and nail diseases in the mature patient

Austin John Maddy, Antonella Tosti

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Abstract

The elderly population is growing, lifespans are increasing, and a greater emphasis on geriatric care is being implemented in hospital systems. With a higher percentage of the population living longer, hair and nail diseases associated with the advanced stages of life are becoming more prevalent. Common hair diseases in the elderly include androgenetic alopecia, senile alopecia, frontal fibrosing alopecia, and erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp. Nail diseases associated with advanced age include onychomycosis, brittle nails, onychocryptosis, onychoclavus, onychogryphosis, subungual hematomas, subungual exostosis, myxoid cysts, and malignancies. These diseases can have a serious impact on a patient's quality of life. In an effort to familiarize the reader with these common changes and abnormalities, we discuss hair and nail diseases in the mature patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-166
Number of pages8
JournalClinics in Dermatology
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

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Hair Diseases
Nail Diseases
Alopecia
Scalp Dermatoses
Ganglion Cysts
Onychomycosis
Nails
Geriatrics
Hematoma
Population
Quality of Life
Neoplasms

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Hair and nail diseases in the mature patient. / Maddy, Austin John; Tosti, Antonella.

In: Clinics in Dermatology, Vol. 36, No. 2, 01.03.2018, p. 159-166.

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Maddy, Austin John ; Tosti, Antonella. / Hair and nail diseases in the mature patient. In: Clinics in Dermatology. 2018 ; Vol. 36, No. 2. pp. 159-166.
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