These are the top 5 skin diseases in older patients
Skin diseases are highly prevalent among adults aged 70 years and older, with 76% of those in this age range reporting at least one skin disease requiring treatment or follow-up, a Finnish study suggests.
Researchers examined data on 552 adults aged 70-93 years old who had a whole-body skin examination performed by a dermatologist.
Overall, nearly 40% of the participants had three or more simultaneous skin diseases.
The most common conditions found included:
- Tinea pedis (49%)