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Skin Diseases in the Elderly

A Color Handbook, 1st Edition

By Colby Craig Evans, Whitney A High

CRC Press

144 pages | 228 Color Illus.

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In this new color handbook, the authors deal systematically with those skin conditions that are particular to or more common in the elderly covering testing, diagnosis and treatment options. Given ageing populations the need for such a book is urgent.

More and more elderly patients will seek care for a variety of skin conditions, ranging from eczema and psoriasis to benign lesions and skin cancers. For environmental and physiological reasons, all such conditions become more prevalent in the elderly and the effects of treatment more problematic.

Following an initial chapter on how skin changes with age, the authors discuss in turn inflammatory, neoplastic, infectious and metabolic/nutritional diseases of the skin, plus skin signs of systemic disease in old age.

Skin Diseases of the Elderly is written in a concise structured style and illustrated by a wealth of top quality color photos. it is intended to help dermatologists in practice and training, geriatricians, primary care physicians, specialist nurses and senior medical students.


…a quick read for anyone curious about dipping their toes into a little dermatology. The salient points are summarized well and the authors have assembled overall good quality photographs of typical presentations of most of the conditions mentioned… 3 stars

—Patricia Wong, Doody's Review Service, June 2012

Table of Contents

Skin changes with ageing

Inflammatory skin disease

Neoplasms of the skin

Infections of the skin

Metabolic and nutritional diseases

Skin signs of systemic disease

Further reading


About the Series

Medical Color Handbook Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MEDICAL / Geriatrics