A STUDY OF DERMATOLOGICAL PROBLEMS FACED BY OBESE PATIENTS:

Dr Laxminarayana Bhat B, Dr Shreesha Khandige

Abstract


Obesity is one of the main reasons for developing dermatological problems especially its rampant in young adolescent group. Obesity is said to cause a plethora of dermatologic diseases including acanthosis nigricans, acrochordons, keratosispilaris, hirsutism, striaedistensae, adiposis dolorosa and fat redistribution, lymphedema, chronic venous insufficiency, plantar hyperkeratosis, bacterial infections, skin infections, hidradenitissuppurativa, psoriasis and tophaceous gout. The target or aim of this study was to determine the various cutaneous manifestations in obese adolescents.


Keywords


Obesity, Dermatological problems, Fungal, Bacterial.

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