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An in vivo determination of the human nail plate pH

Murdan, S; Equizi, G; Goriparthi, G; (2010) An in vivo determination of the human nail plate pH. In: (pp. pp. 1246-1247).

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Abstract

The in vivo pH of healthy finger and toenail plates, measured using a skin pH metre, was 5.1 (+/-0.6) and 5.4 (+/-0.8) respectively. Toenail pH was higher than that of fingernail, while the subject's gender and age, hand/foot side (right or left) had no influence on pH. Handwashing increased nailplate pH, although the increase was not sustained with time. Tape stripping of the nail plate showed a slightly lower pH inside the nail plate compared to its surface.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: An in vivo determination of the human nail plate pH
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy > Pharmaceutics
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1351487
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