Chapter 15. Dermatology of Different Age Groups

  1. Richard P. J. B. Weller MD, FRCP (Edin) Senior Lecturer1,
  2. John A. A. Hunter OBE, BA, MD, FRCP (Edin) Professor Emeritus of Dermatology2,
  3. John A. Savin MA, MD, ChB, FRCP, DIH Former Consultant Dermatologist3 and
  4. Mark V. Dahl BA, MD Professor of Dermatology former Chairman Professor Emeritus4,5

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300086.ch15

Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition

Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Weller, R. P. J. B., Hunter, J. A. A., Savin, J. A. and Dahl, M. V. (2008) Dermatology of Different Age Groups, in Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300086.ch15

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  3. 3

    The Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK

  4. 4

    College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

  5. 5

    University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146630

Online ISBN: 9781444300086



  • skin changes with age;
  • dermatology and different age groups;
  • Mongolian spot;
  • keratoderma climactericum;
  • old age and cosmetic changes;
  • Xerosis/asteatotic eczema/senile pruritus;
  • skin cancers;
  • scabies in elderly homes;
  • male-pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia);
  • keratoderma climactericum in middle-aged women


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Foetal skin

  • Infancy (first year of life)

  • Childhood

  • Adolescence

  • Young adults

  • Pregnancy

  • Middle age

  • Old age

  • Further reading