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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 206--208

A study of geriatric dermatoses

Department of Dermatology & Venereology, Seth GS Medical College & King Edward Memorial Hospital Bombay, India

Correspondence Address:
Vidya S Patange
A-64/1497, MIG, Adarsh Nagar, Prabhadevi, Bombay -400 025
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PMID: 20952955

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A 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.


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