3. Anatomy and Organization of Human Skin

  1. Tony Burns MB, BS, FRCP, FRCP(Edin)1,
  2. Stephen Breathnach MA, MB, BChir, MD, PhD, FRCP2,
  3. Neil Cox BSc, MB, ChB, FRCP(Lond & Edin)3 and
  4. Christopher Griffiths BSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPath4
  1. J. A. McGrath,
  2. R. A. J. Eady and
  3. F. M. Pope

Published Online: 4 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750520.ch3

Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Seventh Edition

Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Seventh Edition

How to Cite

McGrath, J. A., Eady, R. A. J. and Pope, F. M. (2004) Anatomy and Organization of Human Skin, in Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Seventh Edition (eds T. Burns, S. Breathnach, N. Cox and C. Griffiths), Blackwell Publishing, Inc., Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470750520.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Emeritus Consultant Dermatologist, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester

  2. 2

    Consultant Dermatologist and Senior Lecturer, St John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas' Hospital, London, and Consultant Dermatologist, Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Epsom, Surrey

  3. 3

    Consultant Dermatologist, Department of Dermatology, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle

  4. 4

    Professor of Dermatology and Consultant Dermatologist, the Dermatology Centre, University of Manchester, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064298

Online ISBN: 9780470750520

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Keywords:

  • anatomy;
  • glypicans;
  • melanocytes;
  • desmosomes;
  • intercellular junctions

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Components of normal human skin

  • Embryology

  • Epidermis

  • The dermal-epidermal junction

  • Dermis

  • Langerhans' cells

  • Mast cells

  • Basophils

  • Nerves and sense organs

  • Merkel cells

  • Blood vessels

  • Lymphatic system

  • Regional variation