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The immature skin.
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PMID:  8839741     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The skin of the extremely preterm infant is structurally and functionally immature at birth, although there is rapid postnatal maturation. The consequences of this immaturity are a high transepidermal water loss (leading to hypothermia and difficulty in fluid balance) accidental percutaneous absorption and toxicity, and skin trauma (leading to infection). Neonatologists must be aware of these and take measures to limit them.
N Rutter
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  155 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-10     Completed Date:  1996-12-10     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S18-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Child Health, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Hypothermia / etiology,  physiopathology
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / physiopathology
Skin / growth & development,  pathology
Skin Absorption
Skin Physiological Phenomena*
Water Loss, Insensible

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