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Skin capacitance in normal and atopic infants, and effects of moisturizers on atopic skin.
J Dermatol. 2007 Jul; 34(7):447-50.JD

Abstract

Skin capacitance depends on the water content of the stratum corneum, and moisturizers have beneficial effects in atopic dermatitis. This study was performed to determine the skin capacitance in normal and atopic infants, and to evaluate the effects of different moisturizers on infantile atopic skin. The skin capacitance in 186 normal infants and 37 atopic infants was measured with a Moisture Checker. Measurements were also made for atopic infants after an application of pure petrolatum or an oil-in-water cream containing a humectant. Age-related decreases in skin capacitance were observed at the majority of dermal sites in normal infants. The skin capacitance was significantly lower in atopic infants compared with normal infants at all body sites. Pure petrolatum and oil-in-water creams containing humectants significantly augmented the capacitance from 2% to 7%. The reference values for skin capacitance may be helpful for delineating normal from atopic skin. Certain moisturizers can increase skin hydration.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Child Development, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan. mac@kaiju.medic.kumamoto-u.ac.jpNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17584321

Citation

Matsumoto, Tomoaki, et al. "Skin Capacitance in Normal and Atopic Infants, and Effects of Moisturizers On Atopic Skin." The Journal of Dermatology, vol. 34, no. 7, 2007, pp. 447-50.
Matsumoto T, Yuasa H, Kai R, et al. Skin capacitance in normal and atopic infants, and effects of moisturizers on atopic skin. J Dermatol. 2007;34(7):447-50.
Matsumoto, T., Yuasa, H., Kai, R., Ueda, H., Ogura, S., & Honda, Y. (2007). Skin capacitance in normal and atopic infants, and effects of moisturizers on atopic skin. The Journal of Dermatology, 34(7), 447-50.
Matsumoto T, et al. Skin Capacitance in Normal and Atopic Infants, and Effects of Moisturizers On Atopic Skin. J Dermatol. 2007;34(7):447-50. PubMed PMID: 17584321.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Skin capacitance in normal and atopic infants, and effects of moisturizers on atopic skin. AU - Matsumoto,Tomoaki, AU - Yuasa,Hiromi, AU - Kai,Rie, AU - Ueda,Hiromi, AU - Ogura,Shunko, AU - Honda,Yoshiko, PY - 2007/6/23/pubmed PY - 2007/9/26/medline PY - 2007/6/23/entrez SP - 447 EP - 50 JF - The Journal of dermatology JO - J Dermatol VL - 34 IS - 7 N2 - Skin capacitance depends on the water content of the stratum corneum, and moisturizers have beneficial effects in atopic dermatitis. This study was performed to determine the skin capacitance in normal and atopic infants, and to evaluate the effects of different moisturizers on infantile atopic skin. The skin capacitance in 186 normal infants and 37 atopic infants was measured with a Moisture Checker. Measurements were also made for atopic infants after an application of pure petrolatum or an oil-in-water cream containing a humectant. Age-related decreases in skin capacitance were observed at the majority of dermal sites in normal infants. The skin capacitance was significantly lower in atopic infants compared with normal infants at all body sites. Pure petrolatum and oil-in-water creams containing humectants significantly augmented the capacitance from 2% to 7%. The reference values for skin capacitance may be helpful for delineating normal from atopic skin. Certain moisturizers can increase skin hydration. SN - 0385-2407 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17584321/Skin_capacitance_in_normal_and_atopic_infants_and_effects_of_moisturizers_on_atopic_skin_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1346-8138.2007.00308.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -