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Is Obesity A Factor In Rosacea?


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There has never been any clinical papers or studies done on this subject. There is one article to consider:

Clin Dermatol. 2004 Jul-Aug;22(4):303-9.
Obesity and dermatology.
Scheinfeld NS.
Department of Dermatology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York, USA. scheinfeld@earthlink.net

Obesity is associated with a number of dermatoses. It affects cutaneous sensation, temperature regulation, foot shape, and vasculature. Acanthosis nigricans is the most common dermatological manifestation of obesity. Skin tags are more commonly associated with diabetes than with obesity. Obesity increases the incidence of cutaneous infections that include: candidiasis, intertigo, candida folliculitis, furunculosis, erythrasma, tinea cruris, and folliculitis. Less common infections include cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis, and gas gangrene. Leg ulcerations, lymphedema, plantar hyperkeratosis, and striae are more common with obesity. Hormonal abnormalities and genetic syndromes (Prader-Willi) are related to obesity and its dermatoses; however, cellulite is not related to obesity.

PMID: 15475230 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Dr. Scheinfeld is a member of the RRDi MAC

Obesity is listed as one of the Systemic Cormorbidities in Rosacea

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