Skin ch23

  1. Changes in the skin cell cycle account for many skin problems such as Psoriasis
  2. The dermis is highly vascular & assists in body temperature & blood pressure regulation.
  3. The papillary layer is folded into ridges called fingerprints and footprints.
  4. Fibroblasts produce collagen & elastin fibers & are important in would healing.
  5. Injured nails can be regenerated in a period of 3-6 months, whereas toenails will take up to 12 months for growth.
  6. Dermatologic manifestations of systemic problems such as Jaundice (liver disease), delayed wound healing (diabetes mellitus), cyanosis (respiratory disorder), and pallor (anemia)
  7. These meds should not used in pregnant women due to chances of fetal development abnormalities.
    • isotretinoin (Accutane)to treat acne
    • florouracil (Efudex, Flouropex) to treat actinic keratoses
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Skin ch23
Integumentary System