Skin and Aging Processes

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CRC Press, Feb 10, 1984 - Medical - 136 pages
This text deals comprehensively with the aging processes of the skin. It organizes the disciplines of dermatologic gerontology and geriatrics, and critically examines their current content with an eye to future needs. All aspects of the aging processes in the skin are considered: psychosocial effects, medical and financial im-pacts of skin disease, documented use of the skin as a model sys-tem for gerontologic studies, and general theories of aging. Age-as-sociated changes in normal human skin are defined, and previously published studies on this subject are critically reviewed. For each skin disorder, diagnostic criteria, clinical and histologic features, and therapeutic options are reviewed in light of possible pathogenic mechanisms and their relationship to the aging process.
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
7
Age Vs Disease
8
Chapter
17
References
32
Xerosis
39
Blistering Dermatoses in the Elderly
45
Diagnosis
46
Trisomy 21 Down Syndrome
62
B Studies of Cellular Proteins
63
Conclusions
64
Chapter 6
67
AgeRelated Risk Factors for Cancer
68
Aging Carcinogenesis and DNA Repair
70
Other Possible AgeAssociated Risk Factors
73
Prevention and Treatment of Skin Cancer in the Elderly
75

B Pemphigus Vulgaris
47
Treatment
48
Bullosis Diabeticorum
49
F Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
50
Treatment
51
References
52
Chapter 5
57
Progeria HutchinsonGilford Syndrome
58
Acrogeria
60
Cockayne Syndrome
61
B Treatment
76
References
77
In Vitro Studies of Aging in the Skin
83
Discrepancies Between Keratinocytes and Fibroblasts Relevant to Aging
90
Chapter 8
97
Responsible Portion of the Solar Spectrum
103
Similarities Between Cutaneous Aging and Dermatoheliosis 1 11
111
Index
117
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