A method for visualizing and quantitating the desquamating portion of the human stratum corneum.

@article{McGinley1969AMF,
  title={A method for visualizing and quantitating the desquamating portion of the human stratum corneum.},
  author={Kenneth J. McGinley and Richard R. Marples and Gerd Plewig},
  journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology},
  year={1969},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={
          107-11
        }
}
ABSTRACT Corneocyte counting is a method for quantitation and visualization of the desquamating portion of the human stratum corneum. The desquamating portion is removed by rubbing the surface in a detergent solution. The cells are dispersed by detergency and mechanical shaking, stained with an aniline dye mixture and counted in a hemocytometer. Glabrous skin gives a count of 10 5 cells per sq cm, plantar and scalp counts are higher and forehead skin is significantly lower. In dandruff the… CONTINUE READING