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In an age of increasing geriatric population a book on cutaneous diseases in the elderly might be of great help to physicians. Unfortunately the contents of this book belie the title. Instead of a survey of cutaneous diseases whose peak age of onset is above 50-60 or the commonest dermatologic diseases in this age group, the author discusses "the dermatoses seen in those of middle age and beyond." There are brief discussions of selected dermatologic diseases, many of which are rare (porokeratosis of Mibelli, Weber-Christian panniculitis, pachydermoperiostosis) or occur predominantly in infancy or early adult life (systemic lupus erythematosus, Gardner's
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Skin Diseases in the Elderly.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:753. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-5-753_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(5):753.
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Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
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