Pinak S Joshi, Author at Infectious Disease Advisor

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Xerosis (Dry skin)

Xerosis [synonyms Dry skin] Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Xerosis is dry skin resulting from dehydration of the stratum corneum (Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3). The outer keritanized skin layers require 10-20% of water by volume to compensate for evaporative loss and maintain structural integrity. Pathological loss of lipids in the stratum corneum…

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