asteatosis

asteatosis

 [as″te-ah-to´sis]
any disease in which persistent dry scaling of the skin suggests scantiness or absence of sebum.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

as·te·a·to·sis

(as'tē-ă-tō'sis),
Diminished or arrested secretion of the sebaceous glands.
[G. a- priv. + stear (steat-), fat]
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asteatosis

Decreased cutaneous production of sebum; i.e., sebaceous gland hyposecretion.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

as·te·a·to·sis

(ā'stē-ă-tō'sis)
Diminished or arrested secretion of the sebaceous glands.
[G. a- priv. + stear (steat-), fat]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Other general features include: Asteatosis (absence of sebaceous glands), normal general mental development, dry skin, nail dystrophy, palmoplantar dyskeratosis, decreased sebaceous and nasal secretions, lack of dermal ridges, and fragile-appearing skin.
Typical general mental development, frontal bossing with characterised reduction in amount of hair (hypotrichosis), absence of sweat glands (anhidrosis) resulting in temperature elevation, absence of sebaceous glands (asteatosis) resulting in dry skin, depressed nasal bridge, protuberant lips, prominent supra orbital ridges, sunken cheeks, wrinkled hyperpigmented skin around the eyes and large low set ears.[2,3]
Dry skin (xerosis, asteatosis) is common in elderly patients due to a dysfunction of the horny layer of the skin with aging and environmental factors, leading to the development of eczematous changes (asteatotic eczema).