This atlas illustrates the most commonly found dermatologic conditions among the geriatric population, and discusses some of the appropriate treatments. Includes detailed, comprehensive references for additional study.
The book is not intended to include all the possible conditions that can manifest in the geriatric patient, nor does it address every possible differential diagnosis or treatment available for the various conditions. Included here are only the most commonly found conditions among the geriatric population and some of the appropriate treatments. A more comprehensive and detailed list of geriatric conditions can be found in the references listed.
Overview.- Contact Dermatitis.- Androgenetic Alopecia.- Bullous Pemphigoid.- Dermatitis Herpetiformis.- Erythema Multiforme.- Grover's Disease.- Pemphigus.- Perioral Dermatitis.- Porphyria Cutanea Tarda.- Pruritus.- Psoriasis.- Psychocutaneous Disorders.- Rosacea.- Rhinophyma.- Seborrheic Dermatitis.- Solar Elastotic Syndromes.- Urticaria.- Xerosis.- Superficial Fungal Infections.- Herpes Simplex.- Herpes Zoster.- Scabies And Lice.- Warts.- Acrochordons.- Cutaneous Metastases.- Xanthomas And Xanthelasma.- Intertrigo.- Leg Ulcers.- Pressure Ulcers.- Chondrodermatitis.- Cysts.- Digital Myxoid Cyst And Ganglion.- Fibrous Papule.- Seborrheic Keratoses.- Lentigines.- Benign Vascular Lesions.- Actinic Keratoses.- Angiosarcoma.- Basal Cell Carcinoma.- Dermatofibroma And Dermatofibrosarcoma.- Intraepidermal Neoplasia.- Kaposi's Sarcoma.- Keratoacanthoma.- Lentigo Maligna.- Cutaneous Lymphoma (Excluding Mycosis Fungoides) and Pseudolymphoma.- Mycosis Fungoides (Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma) .- Melanoma.- Nevi.- Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
From the reviews:
"The purpose is to teach primary practitioners how to recognize and treat common skin diseases in the geriatric population. ... This atlas provides a visual introduction to a myriad of conditions that primary care physicians and extenders will likely encounter in their practice with older patients. This is a reasonable starting place to become acquainted with the dermatological changes that occur on a cellular and immune level and how this contributes to skin diseases seen in the elderly." (Patricia Wong, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2014)
Large number of stunning illustrations with descriptions and treatment options
Easy to use key clinical resource
Structured to assist trainee and experience dermatologist alike