Prevalence of skin disease among nursing home patients in southern Taiwan.

@article{Smith2002PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of skin disease among nursing home patients in southern Taiwan.},
  author={Derek Richard Smith and H. M. Sheu and Fu-Sen Hsieh and Yung-Ling Lee and Suh-Jen Chang and Yue Leon Guo},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={41 11},
  pages={754-9}
}
BACKGROUND Continuing advances in medical care and nutrition have prolonged the lifespan and expanded the elderly demographic world-wide. Despite increasing elderly populations within Taiwanese nursing homes, there has been a lack of dermatologic surveys, and the prevalence of skin conditions within this group is unknown. METHODS To establish the prevalence of skin disease within nursing homes in southern Taiwan, we undertook a dermatologic and epidemiologic investigation of 398 patients in… CONTINUE READING

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