Scientific article: Dry skin in diabetic patients
Rough skin or xerosis, known by the laity as dry skin,
results from a defect in the stratum corneum desquamation which
normally remains imperceptible. This condition is negatively influenced by winter climatic conditions. Atopic dermatitis and trophic
changes related to post-menopause, ageing, diabetes mellitus, as
well as other endocrine and metabolic disorders are also involved
in this process. Xerosis can be improved to varying degrees by
emollients, humectants, hydrating agents and squamolytic agents.
Diabetes mellitus – Stratum corneum – Trophic alteration – Season –
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