Skin Epidermal Thickness and Vascular Density in Type 1 Diabetes Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • DNA Damage
  • Immunity, Innate
  • Transcriptional Activation

abstract

  • Epidermal skin thickness and vascular density were assessed in skin biopsies obtained from the dorsum of the foot in 28 Type 1 diabetic patients and 17 normal control subjects, matched for age. Epidermal skin thickness did not differ significantly between control subjects (74 +/- 4 (+/- SE) microns) and diabetic patients (78 +/- 4 microns). It was not related to the duration of diabetes and presence of complications. Neither small (capillary) nor large (arteriole/venule) vessel densities differed significantly between control subjects (59 +/- 6 mm-2 and 19 +/- 2 mm-2) and diabetic patients (65 +/- 4 mm-2 and 22 +/- 3 mm-2). Vessel densities were unrelated to the duration of diabetes and presence of complications.

publication date

  • January 1992

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1464-5491.1992.tb01773.x

PubMed ID

  • 1576809

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 263

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 9

number

  • 3