2. Embryogenesis of the Skin

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP2,3,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD4,5 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD6,7
  1. Karen A. Holbrook

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch2

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Holbrook, K. A. (2011) Embryogenesis of the Skin, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 3

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 4

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 5

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 6

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 7

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384

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Keywords:

  • skin embryogenesis;
  • skin, in studying development - ageing, and evaluation;
  • understanding stages, normal human skin development - biomedical perspective;
  • time-scale of skin development - schemes, skin development stages;
  • development, continuum of events - modifying skin;
  • embryonic–fetal transition - 2-month age, landmark in skin development;
  • embryonic skin;
  • unique morphological properties - developing human skin;
  • fetal skin development - embryonic–fetal transition, 2 months, first trimester at 3 months;
  • periderm, outermost, transient cellular layer - of developing skin

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Time-scale of skin development

  • Embryonic skin

  • Embryonic–fetal transition

  • Fetal skin

  • Unique features of developing human skin

  • Conclusion

  • References