Cutaneous effects and sensitive skin with incontinence in the aged

Miranda A. Farage, Kenneth W. Miller, Enzo Berardesca, Howard I. Maibach

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Urinary and fecal incontinence affects a significant portion of the elderly population. The increase in the incidence of incontinence is not only dependent on age but also on the onset of concomitant aging issues such as infection, polypharmacy, and decreased cognitive function. If incontinence is left untreated, a host of dermatologic complications can occur, including incontinence dermatitis, dermatological infections, intertrigo, vulvar folliculitis, and pruritus ani.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextbook of Aging Skin
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783540896555
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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