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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 302-307

Skin and metabolic syndrome: An evidence based comprehensive review


1 Department of Dermatology, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Dermatology, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Dermatology, Katihar Medical College and Hospital, Katihar, Bihar, India
4 Consultant Dermatologist, Oliva Skin and Hair Clinic, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Anupam Das
Department of Dermatology, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijd.IJD_728_20

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Metabolic syndrome is currently considered to be a global epidemic, causing a significant increase in the cost of health care, apart from deteriorating the quality of life. Skin serves as a mirror of underlying metabolic sinister. Various dermatological conditions like psoriasis, acanthosis nigricans, lichen planus, acne vulgaris, acrochordons, atopic dermatitis, etc. have been reported to be associated with metabolic syndrome. We hereby present an evidence-based review of the various dermatological conditions and their association with the development of metabolic syndrome.


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