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Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences.
The Correlation between Body
Mass Index with the Occurrence of Skin Tag
Nelva K. Jusuf, Imam B. Putra, Johan
Faculty of Medicine, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan 20155, Indonesia
Skin tag is a benign tumour of the skin with a soft consistency which
commonly occurs in the flexure area. Skin tag often found in individuals
with middle and old age. Until now, there are many of theories have been
proposed to explain the mechanism of the skin tag, one of the theory is
To determine the body mass index (BMI) in patients with skin tag.
This study is an analytic study with cross-sectional designs involving 32
subjects with skin tag and 32 controls. Diagnosis of skin tag was made based
on anamnesis and clinical examination. All subjects underwent a physical
examination (height and weight) to determine BMI (weight in kilogrammes
divided by the square of height in meters). To analyse association between
higher BMI with the occurrence of skin tag we use student t-test.
The mean BMI in the skin tag group (28.1+ 3.9 kg/m^2) was higher compared
with the control group (24.1 + 2.3 kg/m^2). Statistical analysis by Student
t-test found the p-value < 0.05.
We found a correlation between increased BMI with the occurrence of the skin
Citation: Jusuf NK, Putra IB, Kartayana J. The
Correlation between Body Mass Index with the Occurrence of Skin Tag. Open
Access Maced J Med Sci. https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2017.061
Keywords: Skin tag; obesity; BMI.
*Correspondence: Johan Kartayana. Department Dermatovenereology,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan 20155, Indonesia.
Received: 23-Jan-2017; Revised: 24-Mar-2017; Accepted: 21-Apr-2017; Online
Copyright: © 2017 Nelva K. Jusuf, Imam B. Putra, Johan Kartayana. This is an open-access article distributed under
the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0
International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
Funding: This research did not receive any financial support.
Competing Interests: Publication of this paper has been supported by
Roche Macedonia DOOEL Skopje.
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