A study of geriatric dermatoses
Vidya S Patange
A-64/1497, MIG, Adarsh Nagar, Prabhadevi, Bombay -400 025
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Patange VS, Fernandez R J. A study of geriatric dermatoses. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1995;61:206-208
AbstractA total of 200 patients aged 55 years and above were studied for cutaneous changes associated with ageing. The majority of patients (66%were found to be in the age group of 55 to 64 years, of these 63% were males and 37% females. Pruritus was the commonest complaint in 78.5%. Avariety of cutaneous lesions were observed. The commonest were cherry angiomas, seborrhoeic keratosis and naevus ceil naevi. Not a single case of cutaneous malignancy was seen. Only 34.5% of the total dermatoses were found to be of infective aetiology. Diabetes was the most commonly associated systemic ailment. A psychosomatic background was observed in nearly 9.5% of the cases.