Adiposity skin changes s.u. jeweiligem Krankheitsbild

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

Skin and obesity; Skin changes in obesity

Definition
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Adipositias, often in classical association with the metabolic syndrome with alcoholic or non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases), can lead to an increased incidence of diabetogenic skin diseases via associated lipid metabolism disorders to xanthomas, xanthelasma, but also via hyperinsulinemia and diabetes mellitus (see also diabetes mellitus, skin changes). Indirectly associated consequences of obesity are intertrigious infections or plantar (pressure-associated) hyperkeratoses (calluses).

With increasing body mass index (BMI), the frequency of the diseases also increases. In addition, there are a number of syndromes characterized by skin changes and obesity as well as other symptoms.

Literature
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  1. Renner R et al (2010) Skin changes in obesity. Adiposity 4: 176-181

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020