Neoplastic skin lesions in the elderly patient

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

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Abstract

As the proportion of the aged in the US population increases, so does the burden of cutaneous disease [1]. Cutaneous diseases of the elderly represent significant morbidity, with many patients having multiple conditions [2]. Hyperproliferative disorders of the skin are strongly associated with exposure to solar radiation and are commonly present in older adults [3]. Although nonmalignant growths are far more common than malignant ones, skin cancers represent about 6% of all dermatology visits [4]. The prevalence of cutaneous malignancies increases with age [5] (Table 55.1).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextbook of Aging Skin
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages545-566
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9783540896555
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    Farage, M. A., Miller, K. W., Berardesca, E., Maibach, H. I., & Neuhaus, I. M. (2010). Neoplastic skin lesions in the elderly patient. In Textbook of Aging Skin (pp. 545-566). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89656-2_55