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Skin and Skin Disease Throughout Life

  • Serena GianfaldoniEmail author
  • Georgi Tchernev
  • Michael Tirant
  • Uwe Wollina
  • David Ernesto Castillo
  • Katlein França
  • Torello Lotti
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Abstract

Skin is a complex and dynamic organ, which shows different physiological and pathological characteristics through age, due to the continuous interaction of intrinsic (e.g., genetic factors, hormones, and others) and extrinsic factors (e.g., infections, irritative or sensitizing factors, and others).

Keywords

Birth Puberty Somatic development Skin Epidermal maturation Sebaceous gland Sweat gland Cutaneous pH Trans-epidermal water loss Skin microbiome Melanin UV protection Skin growth Skin disease Childhood Puberty Adolescence Premature puberty Delayed puberty Menstrual cycle Pregnancy Childbirth Puerperium Pigmentary change Striae gravidarum Striae distensae Molluscum fibrosum gravidarum Skin tag Vascular alteration Infection Metabolic disease Connective disease Autoimmune disorder Skin disease of pregnancy Dermatosis of pregnancy Menopause Keratoderma climatericum Haxthausen disease Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus Senescence Skin photoaging Pruritus Eczema Leg ulcer Bullous pemphigoid Benign skin lesion Non-melanoma skin cancer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Serena Gianfaldoni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Georgi Tchernev
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Michael Tirant
    • 1
    • 4
  • Uwe Wollina
    • 5
  • David Ernesto Castillo
    • 6
  • Katlein França
    • 1
    • 7
  • Torello Lotti
    • 1
  1. 1.Dermatologic DepartmentUniversity of Rome “G. Marconi”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic SurgeryMedical Institute of Ministry of Interior (MVR-Sofia)SofiaBulgaria
  3. 3.Onkoderma- Private Policlinic for Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic SurgerySofiaBulgaria
  4. 4.Psoriasis & Skin ClinicMelbourneAustralia
  5. 5.Department of Dermatology and AllergologyMunicipal Hospital Dresden, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Technical University of DresdenDresdenGermany
  6. 6.Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous SurgeryUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  7. 7.Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Institute for Bioethics and Health PolicyUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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