Prevalence and treatment of allergic and nonallergic skin disorders in the elderly

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This article discusses the diagnoses, differentiation, and treatment of allergic contact and irritant contact dermatitis and alerts the clinician to things that can mimic contact such as neurodermatitis, scabies, time, and drug reactions. Further, other common skin problems of the elderly including pruritis, vulvar atrophy, and actinic purpura are described and the clinical features of skin cancers including basal cell squamous cell carcinomas, melanomas, and skin metatases are outlined and illustrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-541
Number of pages21
JournalImmunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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