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MUNOZ MARTIN, Raúl et al. Moisture associated skin damage in geriatrics: a three cases study. Gerokomos [online]. 2020, vol.31, n.3, pp.198-201.  Epub Dec 28, 2020. ISSN 1134-928X.

Moisture associated skin damage are those located on the skin, presented as inflammation and/or erosion, caused by prolonged exposure to moisture sources with irritative potential. Geriatric patients, due to structural changes and resistance of the skin, have a higher risk of suffering from them. Three cases of geriatric patients with these lesions are presented.


The patients present diverse types of injuries: intertriginous dermatitis, dermatitis associated with incontinence and dermatitis associated with exudate.

Action/treatment plan:

A global and interdisciplinary approach was carried out, in addition to local, including humidity management and use of silicone barrier films.


The evolution was satisfactory, diminishing or eliminating the erythema and the associated symptomatology.


The global and interdisciplinary approach, and the use of silicone barrier films, has improved comfort, the evolution of injuries and reduced the time of healing. It is necessary to give the relevance these injuries require in geriatric patients.

Keywords : Moisture associated injuries; skin care; geriatrics; nursing.

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