skin fold

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skin fold

, skinfold
A doubling of skin and its underlying adherent subcutaneous tissue. To assess a person's body fat, a skin fold is pinched at a standard site, and the thickness of the doubled skin is measured, using skin fold calipers; a body fat estimate is then calculated using a table or a computer program. There are 6-12 standard locations for measuring skin fold thickness, including over the triceps muscle along the back of the arm and just above the iliac crest of the hip.
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IAD tends to be found in the perineum area that may extend to the lower back and upper thighs, especially in skin folds.
Many can't run or play for long because they struggle to breathe, their skin folds are prone to infection and they are susceptible to eye problems.
To the Editor: Acne inversa (AI; OMIM: 142690) is a painful chronic follicular disease, characterized by recurrent draining sinuses and abscesses with subsequent scarring and chronic seepage, predominantly in skin folds that carry terminal hairs and apocrine glands.
Morbid obesity, multiple abdominal skin folds, presence of abdominal stomas, incontinence, or the desire to take deep tub baths are indications for the use of an extended catheter for remote exit site locations in the upper abdomen and chest (Crabtree, 2006; Crabtree, Burchette, & Siddiqi, 2005; Crabtree, Firanek, Piraino, Abu-Alfa, & Guest, 2012).
They usually develop on the neck, armpits, groin, eyelids, chest or other areas where the skin folds.
The most heavily colonized area on the human body is typically the groin due to the skin folds, moisture-rich environment, and hair follicles.
Therefore, regression equations used to convert sum of skin folds to percent body fat must consider these variables for greatest accuracy (5).
Any change in skin texture also can indicate an underlying medical problem, for example, a common condition known as acanthosis nigricans is observed in overweight patients that appear as darkened, velvety skin occurring in skin folds and most commonly on the back of the neck.
Results showed Gethin's aerobic fitness increased by 13%, the sum of skin folds decreased by 4.
INTRODUCTION: CASE CHARACTERISTICS: A 1 Year 3 months male child admitted for pneumonia found to have unusually loose skin and increased skin folds all over.
Their need is determined based on the patient's initial weight, and parts of the body where the patient has skin folds after weight loss.