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Prevalence of benign, precancerous and malignant skin tumors in the elderly population in Mugla

Asude Kara Polat, Emine Tugba Alatas, Asli Akin Belli, Gursoy Dogan, Metin Picakciefe


We sought to investigate the prevalence of skin tumors in Muğla, which has a Mediterranean climate and a high population of elderly people. This was a cross-sectional study conducted on patients, 65 years old and older, who consulted at our dermatology outpatient clinics between January 2014 and January 2015. Diagnoses of the patients were obtained and retrospectively evaluated from the electronic medical records of the hospital. Of 2297 geriatric patients, 50.8% were females and 49.2% were males. Of these patients, 12% had actinic keratosis, 5.4% had seborrheic keratosis, 2.1% had basal cell carcinoma, 0.8% had squamous cell carcinoma, and 0.1% had malignant melanoma. In patients

Key words: Aged, prevalence, skin tumors

Med-Science. 2018; 7(1): 69-72

Medicine Science Vol:7 Issue:1 Year:2018 PP:1–246
Posted in Vol: 7 Issue: 1 Year: 2018 March pp: 1–246

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