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Table 3 Measurement of the trans-epidermal moisture loss in the skin

From: Evaluation of clinical trial of atopic dermatitis by a topical cream containing the extracts from photosynthetic bacteria, Rhodobacter sphaeroides

Period (weeks) Test product (g/h m2) Control product (g/h m2)
(a) Trans-epidermal moisture loss
 0 20.31 ± 7.38Aa 19.45 ± 6.84Aa
 2 17.10 ± 6.64Ba 18.38 ± 5.52Bb
 4 14.66 ± 7.31Ca 17.41 ± 5.40Bb
(b) The percentage of the trans-epidermal moisture loss changes from the zero day of the treatment
 2 15.81% 5.50%
 4 27.82% 10.49%
  1. Mean values ±SD from separate triplicate experiments are shown. The means with different letters (A–C) within the same sample are significantly different at p < 0.05, and means with different letters (a–b) within the same period are significantly different at p < 0.05.