Morphological and Functional Development of the Skin

  • Klaus Dietel


The physiology of human skin has been amply investigated for the assessment of pathologic processes, with the skin of the adult standing in the forefront of interest. In contrast, while the anatomy of fetal and infantile skin is relatively well understood, there is only fragmentary knowledge of its physiology. Changes taking place in neonatal skin vary over a wide physiologic range, presumably as the expression of the ended intrauterine life, the stress of birth, the adaptation period, or the attainment of postnatal stability.


Stratum Corneum Amniotic Fluid Brown Adipose Tissue Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Sweat Gland 
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  • Klaus Dietel
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  1. 1.Children’s Hospital of the Regional HospitalKarl-Marx-StadtGerman Democratic Republic

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