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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Sudan | Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016
Cutaneous Manifestation of Obesity among Sudanese Patients in Khartoum Dermatology Hospital, University of Bahri - Khartoum, Sudan
Dr. Nada Ali Bahafizalla  | Dr. Siham Mohamd Osman Gritly 
Abstract: The impact of obesity on the skin has received very little attention mainly in Sudan. The aim were to investigate the relationship between overweight/obesity and some of the dermatological manifestations and to identify skin conditions associated with BMI and the relation between waist to hip circumference and dermatological diseases in Khartoum dermatology and STIs Teaching Hospital patients. Study design it is a cross-sectional hospital based descriptive and analytical study. Methods Selective sample from fifty patients was chosen from Khartoum Teaching Hospital of Skin and Venereal Diseases. Measurements and all the medical assessments was done by the researcher. Result this study indicated high association between body mass index and planter hyperkeratosis (p value 0.03) and between W/H ratio and planter hyperkeratosis among female patients at p value0.032 but not among male. High association were found between W/H ratio and intertrigo disease among male patients but not among female. Positive associations were observed between W/H ratio hirsutism and acne among female patients (p value.003,.002). We concluded that the increase in Body Mass Index and waist to hip circumferences are associated with increase in some of the dermatological diseases. More attention should be imposed on the weight control and management programs.
Keywords: Cutaneous Manifestation, Body Mass Index, Obesity, Overweight, Waist to Hip Ratio
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016,
Pages: 1606 - 1611
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