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Skin and systemic diseases 

Skin and systemic diseases

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Skin and systemic diseases
Author(s):

Clive B. Archer

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.2315

November 28, 2013: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 19 August 2017

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....

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