The purpose of this study was to compare the differences of the skin capacitance and transepidermal water loss between the pityriasis versicolor skin and healthy non-pityriasis versicolor skin.The design of this study was comparative cross-sectional study. Pityriasis versicolor subjects and non-pityriasis versicolor subjects were matched in age and sex. The study was done in September until November 2004, at Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital. The measurement of the skin capacitance and transepidermal water loss were done on the back at the non-PV area, using Tewameter/Corneometer 350.During that periode there were 32 pityriasis versicolor and 32 healthy non-pityriasis versicolor subjects. No significant differences was observed for skin capacitance of pityriasis versicolor and healthy non-pityriasis versicolor skin (p = 0.730). The transepidermal water loss of PV skin is significantly lower than in the healthy non-pityriasis versicolor skin (p=0.000).There was no differences between skin capacitance of pityriasis versicolor and healthy non-pityriasis versicolor skin, but the transepidermal water loss of pityriasis versicolor skin was significantly. lower than non-pityriasis versicolor.
|Journal||Majalah Kedokteran Andalas|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|