DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Obesity, often in classic association with the metabolic syndrome with alcoholic or non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases), may lead to xanthomas, xanthelasmas via associated lipometabolic disorders, but also to an increased incidence of diabetogenic skin diseases via hyperinsulinemia and diabetes mellitus (see also below diabetes mellitus, skin changes). Indirectly associated consequences of obesity are intertrigial infections or plantar (pressure-associated) hyperkeratoses (calluses).
With increasing body mass index (BMI) the frequency of diseases also increases. In addition, there are a number of syndromes characterized by skin changes and obesity as well as other symptoms.
ClassificationThis section has been translated automatically.
- Acanthosis nigricans
- S.a. Acanthosis nigricans in hereditary syndromes
- Acanthosis nigricans benigna
- Alopecia androgenetica in women
- Anal pruritus / anal eczema
- Bowel bypass syndrome
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Fibroma pendulans
- Intertriginous candidiasis
- Keratosis pilaris
- Increased consumption of drugs with increasing tendency to ADRs
- Necrobiosis lipoidica
- Papillomatosis confluens et reticularis
- Papillomatosis cutis lymphostatica
- Psoriasis vulgaris (cf. metabolic syndrome)
- Breeches obesity
- Scleroedema adultorum
- Striae cutis distensae
- Tinea inguinalis
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Renner R et al (2010) Skin changes in obesity. Adiposity 4: 176-181
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