IMPACT OF OBESITY ON SKIN DISEASES

  • Lorena LOGHIN “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi
  • Elena PORUMB-ANDRESE “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Mihaela Paula TOADER “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi
  • Ana-Maria MONU “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi
  • Diana ANICULAESA “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi
  • Laura GHEUCĂ-SOLOVĂSTRU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Ioana Adriana POPESCU “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi
  • Adriana Ionela PĂTRAȘCU “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi
  • Ioana Alina HALIP “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi
  • D. VÂȚĂ “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Abstract

Obesity is a chronic disease recognized as a global epidemic; however, the impact of obesity on the skin has received minimal attention. The aim of the study was to evaluate the skin diseases of aggravated by overweight. Material and methods: We conducted a retrospective study of 100 patients admitted in 2019 to the Dermatology Clinic of the Iasi “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital. Of these, 79 adults had BMI above the healthy range. Moreover, the obese patients were divided into 4 BMI classes: overweight (28%), grade 1 obesity (27%), grade 2 obesity (16%) and morbid obesity (8%). Results: All participants underwent dermatological examination for the detection of skin diseases. This article describes the most common skin diseases associated with obesity: skin infections (43%), superinfected skin ulcers (37%), xerosis (23%), plantar hyperkeratosis (10%), worsening of psoriasis (9%), atopic dermatitis (6%), rosacea (4%) and acne (1%). Conclusions: Our study confirm that there is a high prevalence of different skin pathologies in overweight and obese patients.

Author Biographies

Lorena LOGHIN, “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi

Dermatovenerology Clinic, Iasi County

Elena PORUMB-ANDRESE, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Medical Specialties (III)
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi
Dermatovenerology Clinic, Iasi County

Mihaela Paula TOADER, “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi

Oral Dermatology Department

Ana-Maria MONU, “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi

Dermatovenerology Clinic, Iasi County

Diana ANICULAESA, “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi

Dermatovenerology Clinic, Iasi County

Laura GHEUCĂ-SOLOVĂSTRU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Medical Specialties (III)
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi
Dermatovenerology Clinic, Iasi County

Ioana Adriana POPESCU, “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi

Dermatovenerology Clinic, Iasi County

Adriana Ionela PĂTRAȘCU, “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi

Dermatovenerology Clinic, Iasi County

Ioana Alina HALIP, “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi

Dermatovenerology Clinic, Iasi County

D. VÂȚĂ, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Medical Specialties (III)
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital, Iasi
 Dermatovenerology Clinic, Iasi County

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Published
2021-06-30
Section
INTERNAL MEDICINE - PEDIATRICS