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Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on skin disease in older people

This article on skin disease is the winning entry for the Kligman Essay Competition 2022

This essay describes how Covid-19 has impacted dermatology services and management of skin disease in older people.

In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 a global pandemic. Covid-19 has affected millions of people worldwide, but in particular, older and vulnerable populations such as those with chronic diseases, including skin disease.1 Every country in the world is currently experiencing growth in both the absolute number and proportion of older people in the population. By 2030, the number of people aged 60 and older is predicted to rise to 1.4 billion worldwide, accounting for one sixth of the global population.2 [rml_read_more] A global ageing population already poses several challenges for dermatologists and healthcare resources, given the


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