By Anne Lynn S. Chang
This concise, easy-to-read ebook summarizes the present scientific facts and simple technological know-how when it comes to getting older and the surface, supporting the clinician in addressing pores and skin difficulties in older dermatologic sufferers. each one bankruptcy makes a speciality of a specific zone during which new wisdom has swiftly emerged during the last five years, making sure that the ebook is totally updated.
Recent insights into getting older epidermis from easy and translational technology are first mentioned, overlaying the underlying genetics and the capability position of topical brokers and systems in reversing the getting older method. Evidence-based prescribing in older sufferers is then defined, and the facts in relation to remedies for psoriasis, reviewed. additional chapters in Geriatric Dermatology address non-surgical therapies for basal mobile carcinoma, the rise in and administration of sexually transmitted illnesses in older dermatology sufferers, and cutaneous symptoms of elder mistreatment. Case vignettes and informative illustrations support the reader in speedy greedy the relationship among an age-related technique and its medical influence. Geriatric Dermatology is written for dermatologists, examine scientists with translational curiosity, geriatricians, and gerontologists.
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