eMediNexus, 23-09-2020

Which of the following statements are false?
  •    During the first years of life infant skin undergoes a maturation process of its barrier function - which involves careful interplay of various processes, such ascorneocyte hydration, skin surface acidification, enzymatic corneodesmolysis and barrier homeostasis.
  •    Infant stratum corneum have higher water content and higher rates of transepidermal water loss (TEWL) at rest, absorb more water and lose excess water faster than adult stratum corneum.
  •    However, infant skin surface hydration is similar to that of adults.
  •    The microstructure of infant skin surface appears to have denser microrelief lines and smaller stratum corneumisland structures in-between these lines compared to adult skin.

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