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Infectious diseases of the skin

A Weissmann
Geriatrics 1989, 44: 20-2
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Pathologic changes in the skin of elderly individuals increase their susceptibility to skin infections. These changes include thinning, decreased secretions, and reduced immune function. This paper will discuss the most important viral, fungal, bacteriologic, and parasitic infections of the skin in the elderly and the appropriate treatment of these infections.

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