FREQUENCY OF CUTANEOUS DISEASES IN GERIATRIC POPULATION OF TYPE IV AND V SKIN

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Khawar Khurshid
Irfanullah .
Mohammad Majid Paracha
Said Amin
Sabrina Suhail Pal

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the frequency of common cutaneous diseases in geriatric population of type IV
and V skin.
Methodology: This Cross-sectional Survey was conducted at Skin outdoor department in Mayo Hospital,
Lahore. Two hundred and seventy patients of either sex aged sixty years and above were included in the
study. Frequency of common dermatoses was noted. The data were analyzed according to age, sex and skin
type
Result: Two hundred and seventy patients were included in the study. The mean age of the patients in the
study was 66.85 (±8.1; range 60-105) years. Eczemas were found in (40%) of geriatric population, scabies
(25.2%), fungal infection (14.8%), pruritus (9.6%), viral (8.1%) and bacterial (2.2%) infections. Regarding
miscellaneous diseases, significantly greater number of patients aged 80 years or more were diagnosed to
have malignant skin disorders.
Conclusion: Eczemas were the most common dermatoses. Scabies was more prevalent in females as
compared to males. The chances of skin cancer like BCC increases as the age advances.

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Khurshid K, . I, Paracha MM, Amin S, Pal SS. FREQUENCY OF CUTANEOUS DISEASES IN GERIATRIC POPULATION OF TYPE IV AND V SKIN. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Dec. 29 [cited 2022 May 28];26(1). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1212
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