Clin Dermatol 2018 Mar - Apr;36(2):140-151. Epub 2017 Oct 17.
Department of Dermatology & Miami Itch Center at the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA. Electronic address:
Chronic itch is a common and debilitating health condition in the elderly. There are several common causes of itch in the mature population, such as skin xerosis, immunosenescence, and neuropathic changes. In addition, skin diseases, such as seborrheic dermatitis and stasis dermatitis, systemic conditions (end-stage renal disease and diabetes), or psychogenic derailments, such as depression, anxiety, and dementia, can all serve as triggers of pruritus. Read More