Chapter 42. Xerosis and Asteatotic Eczema

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Michael Yeung and
  2. Daniel Creamer

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch42

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Yeung, M. and Creamer, D. (2009) Xerosis and Asteatotic Eczema, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch42

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Dermatology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • xerosis;
  • actinic keratoses and Bowen's disease;
  • venous eczema and dependency syndrome;
  • bullous pemphigoid;
  • candidiasis;
  • erysipelas and cellulitis;
  • contact dermatitis;
  • basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma;
  • urticaria and angio-oedema


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Xerosis

  • Actinic keratoses and Bowen's disease

  • Bullous pemphigoid

  • Candidiasis

  • Erysipelas and cellulitis

  • Contact dermatitis

  • Herpes zoster (shingles)

  • Lichen planus

  • Malignant melanoma

  • Mycosis fungoides

  • Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma

  • Psoriasis

  • Scabies

  • Tinea

  • Urticaria and angio-oedema

  • Venous eczema and the dependency syndrome