Number of cell layers of the stratum corneum in normal skin – relationship to the anatomical location on the body, age, sex and physical parameters

@article{Yaxian1999NumberOC,
  title={Number of cell layers of the stratum corneum in normal skin – relationship to the anatomical location on the body, age, sex and physical parameters},
  author={Zeng Ya-xian and Takaki Suetake and Hachiro Tagami},
  journal={Archives of Dermatological Research},
  year={1999},
  volume={291},
  pages={555-559}
}
Abstract We counted the number of cell layers in the stratum corneum (SC) of normal skin taken from different anatomical locations of the body of 301 individuals of various ages. Frozen 6 μm thick sections were stained with a 1% aqueous solution of safranin and observed under a microscope after application of 2% KOH solution. There were great variations in the number of SC cell layers (mean ± SD) according to location and among different individuals. The smallest number was found in genital… 

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