Textiles in dermatology: Our experience and literature review

Lucia Brambilla, Michela Brena, Athanasia Tourlaki

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Skin protects its host from its environment and allows their interactions by providing a physical permeability barrier, protection from infectious agents, thermoregulation, and ultraviolet protection. Textiles, in particular clothing, interact with skin functions in a dynamic pattern. For years cotton has been considered as the only comfortable tissue suitable for patients with dermatologic disorders. Nowadays new synthetic fibers with important functions, for example breathability and waterproofing have leaned out and new tissues can be used as a complementary tool in dermatologic treatments. Our purpose is to report the main fibers used for dermatological problems and to review the literature on their use in dermatological field; finally, we also report our personal experience on this topic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-274
Number of pages9
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Volume151
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2016

Fingerprint

Textiles
Dermatology
Skin
Architectural Accessibility
Clothing
Body Temperature Regulation
Permeability
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Cotton fiber
  • Dermatology
  • Polypropylenes
  • Silk
  • Textiles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

Cite this

Textiles in dermatology : Our experience and literature review. / Brambilla, Lucia; Brena, Michela; Tourlaki, Athanasia.

In: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia, Vol. 151, No. 3, 01.06.2016, p. 266-274.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{b775f74647fc492f955f3efdddd0b154,
title = "Textiles in dermatology: Our experience and literature review",
abstract = "Skin protects its host from its environment and allows their interactions by providing a physical permeability barrier, protection from infectious agents, thermoregulation, and ultraviolet protection. Textiles, in particular clothing, interact with skin functions in a dynamic pattern. For years cotton has been considered as the only comfortable tissue suitable for patients with dermatologic disorders. Nowadays new synthetic fibers with important functions, for example breathability and waterproofing have leaned out and new tissues can be used as a complementary tool in dermatologic treatments. Our purpose is to report the main fibers used for dermatological problems and to review the literature on their use in dermatological field; finally, we also report our personal experience on this topic.",
keywords = "Cotton fiber, Dermatology, Polypropylenes, Silk, Textiles",
author = "Lucia Brambilla and Michela Brena and Athanasia Tourlaki",
year = "2016",
month = "6",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "151",
pages = "266--274",
journal = "Minerva dermatologica",
issn = "0392-0488",
publisher = "Edizioni Minerva Medica S.p.A.",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Textiles in dermatology

T2 - Our experience and literature review

AU - Brambilla, Lucia

AU - Brena, Michela

AU - Tourlaki, Athanasia

PY - 2016/6/1

Y1 - 2016/6/1

N2 - Skin protects its host from its environment and allows their interactions by providing a physical permeability barrier, protection from infectious agents, thermoregulation, and ultraviolet protection. Textiles, in particular clothing, interact with skin functions in a dynamic pattern. For years cotton has been considered as the only comfortable tissue suitable for patients with dermatologic disorders. Nowadays new synthetic fibers with important functions, for example breathability and waterproofing have leaned out and new tissues can be used as a complementary tool in dermatologic treatments. Our purpose is to report the main fibers used for dermatological problems and to review the literature on their use in dermatological field; finally, we also report our personal experience on this topic.

AB - Skin protects its host from its environment and allows their interactions by providing a physical permeability barrier, protection from infectious agents, thermoregulation, and ultraviolet protection. Textiles, in particular clothing, interact with skin functions in a dynamic pattern. For years cotton has been considered as the only comfortable tissue suitable for patients with dermatologic disorders. Nowadays new synthetic fibers with important functions, for example breathability and waterproofing have leaned out and new tissues can be used as a complementary tool in dermatologic treatments. Our purpose is to report the main fibers used for dermatological problems and to review the literature on their use in dermatological field; finally, we also report our personal experience on this topic.

KW - Cotton fiber

KW - Dermatology

KW - Polypropylenes

KW - Silk

KW - Textiles

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84969790494&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84969790494&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84969790494

VL - 151

SP - 266

EP - 274

JO - Minerva dermatologica

JF - Minerva dermatologica

SN - 0392-0488

IS - 3

ER -