Skin and systemic diseases

Clive B. Archer

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

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Skin and systemic diseases

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Dermatology is most interesting where it overlaps with general internal medicine. Skin lesions may be part of a systemic disease (e.g. in sarcoidosis or systemic lupus erythematosus), or they may be a manifestation of an underlying disease or process as in the case of acanthosis nigricans, which can be associated with either an underlying adenocarcinoma in older patients, or with insulin resistance and sometimes overt diabetes mellitus in younger obese patients....

Chapter.  6348 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dermatology

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