GERIATRIC PATIENTS IN MANAGEMENT OF PIGMENTED LESIONS: SHOULD FOLLOW-UP BE RECOMMENDED?


KARAARSLAN I. K. , ERCAL H. E. , Ertam I. , TURKMEN M., TURK B. G. , OZDEMIR F.

TURK GERIATRI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS, vol.12, no.3, pp.124-129, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : TURK GERIATRI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.124-129

Abstract

Introduction: Dermatological follow-up is essential in management of pigmented lesions. Elderly people may have poor compliance to follow-up schedules because of immobilization and general health problems. In this study, we aimed to determine the general features of geriatric patients admitted to dermoscopy unit and evaluate their compliance both to follow-up and surgical recommendations.