Transepidermal water loss, stratum corneum hydration, and skin surface pH of female African and Caucasian nursing students.

@article{Young2018TransepidermalWL,
  title={Transepidermal water loss, stratum corneum hydration, and skin surface pH of female African and Caucasian nursing students.},
  author={Monica M Young and Anja Franken and Johan L du Plessis},
  journal={Skin research and technology : official journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND Conflicting evidence exists on how skin barrier function compares between Africans and Caucasians. This study measured skin barrier function of South African first year nursing students before their practical training started to compare skin barrier function between the racial groups. METHODS Transepidermal water loss (TEWL), stratum corneum (SC) hydration, and skin surface (SS) pH was measured on female first year nursing students (19 African and 31 Caucasian; age range 18-40… CONTINUE READING
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