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Percutaneous penetration of sodium lauryl sulphate is increased in uninvolved skin of patients with atopic dermatitis compared with control subjects.
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PMID:  16792760     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Involved regions of the skin in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) have been shown to have higher transepidermal water loss (TEWL), indicating a compromised skin barrier. Whether uninvolved skin also has diminished barrier characteristics is controversial. OBJECTIVES: To study the penetration of sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) into uninvolved skin of patients with AD compared with the skin of control subjects. METHODS: Percutaneous penetration was assessed using the tape stripping technique on the stratum corneum (SC). Twenty patients with AD and 20 healthy subjects were exposed to 1% SLS for 4 h on the mid-volar forearm. After the end of exposure the SC was removed by adhesive tape. The amount of SLS was determined in each consecutive strip. Fick's second law of diffusion was used to deduce the diffusivity and the partition coefficient of SLS between water and the SC. RESULTS: The SC thickness was similar in both groups; however, the TEWL was higher in patients with AD compared with that of the control group (mean+/-SD 8.4+/-4.3 and 6.3+/-2.0 g m-2 h-1, respectively). There was a correlation between SC thickness and TEWL in control subjects but no correlation was found in patients with AD. The diffusivity of SLS through uninvolved AD skin was higher compared with normal skin (mean+/-SD 12.7+/-5.8x10(-9) and 6.2+/-3.0x10(-9) cm-2 h-1, respectively), while the partition coefficient between SC and water was lower (mean+/-SD 137+/-64 and 196+/-107, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: The results show a different penetration profile of SLS into the SC of patients with AD compared with control subjects. This indicates that even noninvolved skin in patients with AD has altered barrier characteristics, emphasizing the importance of skin protection and prevention of skin contact with chemicals.
I Jakasa; C M de Jongh; M M Verberk; J D Bos; S Kezić
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of dermatology     Volume:  155     ISSN:  0007-0963     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-23     Completed Date:  2006-10-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004041     Medline TA:  Br J Dermatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  104-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Research Institute AmCOGG, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22770, 1100 DE Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Dermatitis, Atopic / metabolism*
Middle Aged
Skin Absorption*
Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate / pharmacokinetics*
Surface-Active Agents / pharmacokinetics*
Water Loss, Insensible
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Surface-Active Agents; 151-21-3/Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate

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