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Introduction of Skin Diseases

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Which layer of epidermis is underdeveloped in the VLBW infants in the initial 7 days - (AIIMS Nov 2013)



A Stratum germinativum
B Stratum granulosum

C Stratum lucidum
D Stratum corneum

Ans. D
i.e., Stratum corneum

a. First layer to develop is stratum basal and the last one is the stratum corneum.

b. In preterm infants stratum corneum is underdeveloped and permeable (normal stratum corneum is impermeablE. and becomes similar to adult and full term infant after 2-3 weeks, postnatal maturation.

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