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      Characteristics of the ageing skin, xerosis cutis and its complications

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      Developments in Health Sciences
      Akadémiai Kiadó
      ageing, dermatology, eczema, itching, skin, xerosis

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          People in the developed countries are living longer. Geriatric dermatology is playing an increasingly important role as chances of developing skin-related problems increase with their ageing. Skin ageing is induced by two main processes: intrinsic and extrinsic. Extrinsic ageing is caused by environmental factors such as sun exposure, smoking, alcohol consumption, air pollution, and poor nutrition. Intrinsic ageing reflects the genetic background and depends on time. The aged skin is characterised by the appearance of dryness, atrophy, wrinkles, pigmented lesions, patchy hypopigmentation, and elastosis. This article provides an overview of skin ageing processes and common conditions found in the elderly persons such as xerosis, pruritus, and eczema.

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          Journal
          2066
          Developments in Health Sciences
          DHS
          Akadémiai Kiadó (Budapest )
          2630-9378
          2630-936X
          12 January 2022
          Affiliations
          [1] Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatooncology, Faculty of Medicine Semmelweis University , Budapest, Hungary
          Author notes
          [* ]Corresponding author. Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatooncology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University , 41 Mária street, H-1085, Budapest, Hungary. E-mail: gorog.anna@ 123456med.semmelweis-univ.hu
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          10.1556/2066.2021.00051
          6c5b4077-c2a4-4828-8d6e-1cdcd99e5047
          © 2021 The Author(s)

          Open Access. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited, a link to the CC License is provided, and changes – if any – are indicated. (SID_1)

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          Medicine,Immunology,Health & Social care,Microbiology & Virology,Infectious disease & Microbiology
          eczema,xerosis,skin,itching,dermatology,ageing

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