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

A study of geriatric dermatoses

Vidya S Patange, RJ Fernandez 
 Department of Dermatology & Venereology, Seth GS Medical College & King Edward Memorial Hospital Bombay, India

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Vidya S Patange
A-64/1497, MIG, Adarsh Nagar, Prabhadevi, Bombay -400 025

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.

How to cite this article:
Patange VS, Fernandez R J. A study of geriatric dermatoses.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1995;61:206-208

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Patange VS, Fernandez R J. A study of geriatric dermatoses. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 1995 [cited 2020 Sep 22 ];61:206-208
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