[Special features of the skin in newborns and young infants].

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Detailed knowledge of the special features of neonatal and infant skin is a prerequisite for adequate skin care in this age group. Immediately postpartum, the newborn baby's skin assumes vital functions regarding water and electrolyte homeostasis and thermoregulation, as well as innate and adaptive host defense. Due to its functional and structural… (More)

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@article{Ott2005SpecialFO, title={[Special features of the skin in newborns and young infants].}, author={Hagen Ott and Prof. Dr. P. H. H{\"o}ger}, journal={Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete}, year={2005}, volume={56 10}, pages={905-14} }