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Contemporary Diagnosis and Management <br> in Dermatogeriatrics<sup>®</sup>
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Contemporary Diagnosis and Management
in Dermatogeriatrics®

Never before in history have elderly people made up such a large percentage of the human population. Older patients have many special needs that are unique to them and are notably different from the general adult population. This is true in the field of dermatology as well. There are both age-related and ultraviolet-induced structural changes in the skin that play an important role in the dermatologic condition of the elderly. Older patients also are much more prone to comorbidities that complicate their dermatologic care as compared to younger patients, including cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. This timely handbook offers much-needed information about the dermatologic care of the elderly.

This book is designed for non-dermatologists who are most likely to examine these patients initially, such as primary care physicians, visiting nurses, nurse practitioners, nurses’ aides, physician assistants, or even lay caretakers. It provides practical information about the dermatologic care of the elderly that is important for providers to know, such as immunosenescence, comorbidities, innate structural skin changes with age, ultraviolet light-induced skin deterioration, and even psychosocial and logistical considerations. This book is an essential addition to the medical library of anyone charged with care of the elderly. 174 pages including a full-color section.

John Y. M. Koo, MD, FAAD

John Y. M. Koo, MD, FAAD

Director, Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center 
Professor and Vice Chairman
Department of Dermatology, 
University of California Medical Center, San Francisco

Jillian W. Wong, MS

Jillian W. Wong, MS

Medical Student, University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT; Master of Science in Gerontology graduate from the University of Utah
Clinical Research Investigator, Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center,
Department of Dermatology, University of California
San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Jashin J. Wu, MD, FAAD

Jashin J. Wu, MD, FAAD

Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
Founding Director of Dermatology Research,
Founding Associate Residency Program Director,
Department of Dermatology,
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction: What is Dermatogeriatrics?

II. Identification of Common Skin Conditions in the Elderly and General Discussion of Therapeutic Options

Chapter 1: How to Describe Skin Lesions
Chapter 2: Common Dermatologic Diseases in the Elderly
Chapter 3: Cutaneous Signs of Elder Abuse and Neglect

III. Understanding the Bigger Picture in the Dermatologic Management of Geriatric Patients

Chapter 4: Immunosenescence
Chapter 5: Comorbidities to Consider in the Elderly
Chapter 6: Innate Changes in Skin Structure with Age
Chapter 7: Ultraviolet Light-Induced Changes in the Skin of the Elderly
Chapter 8: Physical, Logistical, and Psychosocial Issues in the Care of the Elderly

IV. Future Directions: A Case for Dermatogeriatrics as a New Dermatology Subspecialty

Appendix: Clinical Photographs of Common Skin Conditions in the Geriatric Population