A new born with a skin type as shown in the picture below represents ?
A. Very premature infants (24 to 28 weeks).
B. Normal infants.
C. Postterm infants (42 to 44 weeks).
D. None of the above.
- The infant as shown in the picture above represents Postterm skin, as peeling and cracking of the skin are characteristics of the infant delivered after 42 weeks’ gestation.
- Postterm infants (42 to 44 weeks) often have more diffuse peeling and cracking of the skin because the outermost layers are sloughed.