Over the past few years the world's population has continued on its remarkable transition from a state of high birth and death rates to one characterized by low birth and death rates. Consequently, primary care physicians and dermatologists will see more elderly patients presenting age-related dermatological conditions. There has never been a better time for a book devoted entirely to skin care in the elderly.
Geriatric Dermatology draws together a panel of experts who provide an overview of the diagnosis and treatment of geriatric skin diseases. It begins with a general review of the aging of the world's population and the major dermatological problems that often arise in elderly patients. An added benefit is the book's coverage of geriatric skin care in nursing homes, adult congregate living, and subacute and home health settings, a subject not always found in conventional dermatology texts.
The book includes:
The study of diseases that impact the elderly population is a crucial and growing area of interest in medicine. Geriatricians, primary care physicians, dermatologists, and others involved in the care of the elderly will inevitably see an increase in skin diseases specific to aging. The comprehensive coverage provided by Geriatric Dermatology facilitates the diagnosis and management of these geriatric skin diseases from the common to the rare and unusual.
Table of Contents
List of contributors. Preface. Dedication. The aging of the world's population. Dermatological problems and treatment in long-term/nursing-home care. Skin diseases of the elderly. Geriatric hair and scalp disorders. Leg, foot and nail diseases in the elderly. Superficial mycoses in the elderly. Scabies and pediculosis. Blistering diseases in the elderly. Adverse drug reactions on the skin. Leg ulcers: diagnostic approach and management. Dermal manifestations of diabetes. Index.