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ID Design 2012/DOOEL Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences.

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2017.061

eISSN: 1857-9655

Basic Science

 

 

 

The Correlation between Body Mass Index with the Occurrence of Skin Tag


 

Nelva K. Jusuf, Imam B. Putra, Johan Kartayana*

 

Department Dermatovenereology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan 20155, Indonesia

 

Abstract

 

 

BACKGROUND: 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 obesity.

AIM: To determine the body mass index (BMI) in patients with skin tag.

METHODS: 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.

RESULTS: 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.

CONCLUSION: We found a correlation between increased BMI with the occurrence of the skin tag.


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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. E-mail: Johankartayana08@gmail.com
Received: 23-Jan-2017; Revised: 24-Mar-2017; Accepted: 21-Apr-2017; Online first: 08-May-2017
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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