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Title: Characterization of vulvar skin of healthy Thai women: Influence of sites, age and menopause
Authors: Fujimura T.
Sato N.
Ophaswongse S.
Takagi Y.
Hota M.
Kitahara T.
Takema Y.
Palungwachira P.
Keywords: adult
age
aging
article
controlled study
cutaneous parameters
female
human
menopause
menstrual cycle
moisture
normal human
pH
postmenopause
priority journal
skin
skin water loss
Thailand
vulva
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Aging
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Body Water
Female
Forearm
Humans
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Menopause
Middle Aged
Skin
Thailand
Vulva
Water Loss, Insensible
Young Adult
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Although the physiological characteristics of vulvar skin have been characterized in Caucasians, little is known about the vulvar skin of Asian women. This study assessed the moisture content, transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and pH of vulvar skin of 99 healthy Asian women residing in Bangkok, aged 20-69 years, during their non-menstrual period, including 39 post-menopausal women. Skin pH was acidic at all sites, and the pH of the vulvar areas was significantly higher than the control sites (inner thigh, inner forearm). Skin moisture was slightly, but significantly, lower around the vulvar area and the thigh than around the forearm. TEWL was significantly higher in vulvar areas than control sites. Ageing and menopause did not cause notable alterations in most properties of vulvar skin. In conclusion, the vulvar skin of Asian women has similar properties to that of Caucasians. © 2013 The Authors.
URI: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84875075396&doi=10.2340%2f00015555-1534&partnerID=40&md5=39cdccc6ebe8767ee21358a7885ae900
http://ir.swu.ac.th/jspui/handle/123456789/14095
ISSN: 15555
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