Skin changes of aging: pathological implications

N A Fenske, C W Lober
Geriatrics 1990, 45 (3): 27-35
Skin changes caused by the natural aging process (intrinsic aging), as opposed to environmental assault (extrinsic aging), are now recognized and delineated. These alterations play a role in the etiopathogenesis of many of the skin problems that develop in elderly patients. Structural and functional changes that occur in normal aging skin are discussed with respect to their relationship to common skin disorders in the elderly.

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