A clinical study of pattern of geriatric dermatosis in tertiary care hospital of Rajasthan

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Author Details : Priyanka Meena, Bajrang Soni*

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 148-152


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Introduction: Geriatric health care has received lot of attention nationwide due to increase in life expectancy over the time. Among the various health issue geriatric dermatosis are one of the most common reason for regular OPD visits. This study was done to inquest the spectrum of cutaneous manifestation and the factors responsible for causing physiological and pathological changes in the skin of elderly people.
Material and Methods: Three hundred consecutive patients aged more than 60 yrs of age attending the out patient department of dermatology at PDU Medical College & hospitals Churu were subjected for study. A detailed history was taken. A complete general, systemic & Cutaneous examination was done along with relevant investigation were carried out. Findings were collated in Performa for analysis and interpretation of data.
Results: A total of 300 patients were enrolled in the study out of which 59 % were male and 41 % were female. Pruritis was the commonest complain elicted in 68.5 % of patients. Among the physiological changes xerosis was the commonest seen in 63 % of patients and infecions followed by eczems was the common pathological conditions.
Conclusion: The population of 60 yrs and above is a rapidly growing dermatology clientele with both physiological and pathological manifestations. This study highlights the various dermatoses peculiar to the geriatric population and aims at sensitizing the fraternity to the specific needs of this special age group. 

Keywords: Geriatric, Dermatosis, Aging.

How to cite : Meena P , Soni B , A clinical study of pattern of geriatric dermatosis in tertiary care hospital of Rajasthan. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2021;7(2):148-152

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Article History

Received : 12-05-2021

Accepted : 17-05-2021

Available online : 26-05-2021

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