Uncovering the skin's secrets: Studies show how skin forms differently across the body: Research finds skin location and type determine risk of disease such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis

Uncovering the skin's secrets: Studies show how skin forms differently across the body: Research finds skin location and type determine risk of disease such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis

Why are certain body parts more prone to skin diseases than others? Two new UC Davis Health studies explored how differences in skin composition may lead to dermatological conditions, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. "Skin does not have a uniform composition throughout the body," said Emanual Maverakis, professor of dermatology, molecular medical microbiology at UC Davis and senior author on both studies. "Different skin characteristics at different body sites may affect the skin's susceptibility to certain diseases." Skin diseases …