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.
See also: fold
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The common affected areas are finger webs, and skin folds of wrists, elbows, armpits, nipples, the lower abdomen, external genitalia, buttocks and groins.
Lip folds, facial skin folds, and even a dog's ears can produce odor that appears to be coming from the mouth --but isn't.
There is faint scale and superficial desquamation between the skin folds. There are no surrounding papules or pustules.
They are visible in a variety of forms from bald spots that are dry and/or flaky to oozing wet skin folds, or even reddish acne-like lesions - depending on the cause.
The surgeries are carried to reduce the labia minora or/and labia majora, the skin folds surrounding the human vulva.
As for the measuring of skin folds, the skin fold of the thigh was pinched with a caliper on the lower point of the scapula, under the triceps, under the biceps, above the ilium, the hip, on the upper thigh, as well as at the lower part of the abdomen, and the values were recorded (ISAK, 2011).
"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."
Physical examination revealed presence of bilateral maggot infested, ulcerated and haemorrhagic interdigital superfluous skin folds. The case was diagnosed as bilateral interdigital fibroma and a unanimous decision was made to surgically excise the thwarted condition after keeping the animal off fed for a day.
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).
The most heavily colonized area on the human body is typically the groin due to the skin folds, moisture-rich environment, and hair follicles.
They usually develop on the neck, armpits, groin, eyelids, chest or other areas where the skin folds.