EEMCO guidance for the assessment of dry skin (xerosis) and ichthyosis: Evaluation by stratum corneum strippings

Gérald E. Piérard, P. Masson, L. Rodrigues, E. Berardesca, J. L. Lévêque, M. Lodén, G. E. Piérard, V. Rogiers, D. Salter, G. Sauermann, J. Serup

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Abstract

Background/aims: Evaluation of scaliness in xerotic and ichthyotic conditions is conveniently addressed by stratum corneum strippings. Material/methods: A guidance for the use of sticky slides, casual adhesive tapes, specially designed adhesive-coated discs and cyanoacrylate skin surface strippings is presented. The samples may be rated by visual inspection, weighting, optical measurements without or after specific staining, and morphometry. Conclusion: The assessment of scaling conditions by stratum corneum stripping methods may be validly used in the laboratory. Interpretations, however, must be cautious. Direct extrapolations with respect to the water content in the stratum corneum should be avoided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
JournalSkin Research and Technology
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996

Keywords

  • Corneocyte
  • Dry skin
  • Stratum corneum
  • Stripping
  • Xerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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    Piérard, G. E., Masson, P., Rodrigues, L., Berardesca, E., Lévêque, J. L., Lodén, M., Piérard, G. E., Rogiers, V., Salter, D., Sauermann, G., & Serup, J. (1996). EEMCO guidance for the assessment of dry skin (xerosis) and ichthyosis: Evaluation by stratum corneum strippings. Skin Research and Technology, 2(1), 3-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0846.1996.tb00047.x