SKIN VERSUS SYSTEMIC DISEASES IN GERIATRIC POPULATION: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY

Dr. S Haritha, Dr. K Arunasree, Dr. K Manaswitha, Dr. Neethu Chowdary

Abstract


BACKGROUND: It is common to see physiological and pathological cutaneous changes in geriatric people. Systemic diseases may coexist with
these cutaneous changes.
AIM: To study the patterns of physiological and pathological conditions and associated systemic diseases in geriatric people and to analyse the data
to ndout whether any association is there between the cutaneous and systemic conditions.
METHODS AND MATERIALS: 200 patients of 60yrs and above were taken into the study.
RESULTS: Pruritus was the most common complaint. Xerosis was the most common physiological condition and in pathological conditions
infections were the most common. Hypertension is most common systemic disease associated. Signicant association is seen between some
cutaneous and systemic diseases.
CONCLUSION: Distribution of cutaneous conditions and systemic diseases and association between these conditions is studied.


Keywords


geriatric dermatoses, cutaneous changes, systemic diseases.

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