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Chronic Skin Fragility of Aging: Current Concepts in the Pathogenesis, Recognition, and Management of Dermatoporosis

Joseph M Dyer, Richard A Miller
Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology 2018, 11 (1): 13-18
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Thin skin and the appearance of bruises, seemingly unprovoked, are frequent complaints of elderly patients. Chronic cutaneous insufficiencies such as these are termed dermatoporosis . Although it is seldom the primary reason for consultation, dermatoporosis is associated with bleeding and healing complications and presents an opportunity for patient education and prevention. In this review, the authors explore the risk factors, pathogenetic mechanisms, clinical expression, and evidence-based therapies reported for chronic skin fragility due to aging.

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