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Abstract Introduction: An increasing proportion of old population makes it very important to recognise and appropriately address skin diseases in elderly. As advances in medical care have prolonged life span and expanded the elderly demographics, there is a need to evaluate various cutaneous disorders in the growing geriatric population. Aims and Objectives: To Study Vitiligo and Other Pigmentary Disorder among Geriatric Patient Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in the Department of Dermatology, Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram, and Kannur. 500 patients of age 65 years and above attending the outpatient department of Dermatology and Venereology at Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram, Kannur over a continuous fixed period of 6 months. All patients attending the outpatient department of Dermatology and Venerology with the below criteria were included in the study. The data obtained was subjected to descriptive analysis using SPSS software. Result: Among 500 patients, young old males constituted 65.2% and young old females were 34.8%. Frail elderly males were 63.2% and frail elderly females were 36.8%. Extreme aged males were 57.1% and extreme aged females were 42.9%.Otherpigmentary disorders like idiopathic guttatehypomelanosis, post inflammatory hypo or hyperpigmentation, melasma were more common in this study (7.2%). Vitiligo was present in 2% of cases. Pigmentary disorders were more common in young old (6.8%) age group and vitiligo was equally distributed between young old and frail elderly. Conclusion: In our study we have found that Pigmentary disorders accounted for 7.2% of cases. Vitiligo was seen in 2% of the patients in our study.

Key Words: Pigmentary Disorder, Vitiligo, Geriatrics.



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