3. Physiology of Neonatal Skin

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP1,2,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD3,4 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD5,6
  1. Peter H. Hoeger MD3,4

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch3

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

Hoeger, P. H. (2011) Physiology of Neonatal 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.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 4

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

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

Author Information

  1. 3

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  2. 4

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

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:

  • neonatal skin physiology;
  • aqueous, sterile, atmosphere - a dry one, pathogens, challenging the newborn;
  • gestation, and fetus - protective biofilm, vernix caseosa;
  • human vernix caseosa composition - FFA, free fatty acid;
  • transepidermal water loss (TEWL) - epidermal barrier intactness;
  • striking regional variability on skin surface - TEWL, highest through abdominal skin;
  • regulating sequence of epidermal differentiation - PPAR-α;
  • stratum corneum hydration - and skin roughness correlation;
  • skin surface acidification - sweat, sebum and horny layer

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Vernix caseosa

  • Epidermis

  • Dermis

  • References