Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

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Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

Skin’s s Moisture Barrier:

The Mortar (Lipid Matrix)

Primary components 1 :

– Ceramides 50%

– Cholesterol 23%

– Free fatty acids 15%

– Organized in lamellar arrangement as bi-layers with

water; stores water needed for adequate hydration and

slows water passage

Lipid Matrix ↓ by:

– Age 2

– Seasonal effects 1

– Atopy 2

1. Verdier-Sevrain

S, Bonte F. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology 2007; 6:75.

2. Rogers J et al. Archives in Dermatologic Resarch 1996; 288: 756.

3. Chamlin SL et al. Archives in Dermatology 2001; 137: 1110.

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