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Cutaneous signs of metabolic syndrome – 12 cases
The seemingly diverse conditions illustrated in this month’s quiz are cutaneous signs of metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome refers to the combination of abdominal obesity, hypertension, dyslipidaemia and insulin resistance.
For each of the twelve cases, study the image(s) and then answer the questions. You can click on the image to view a larger version if required.
Each case should take approximately 2 minutes to complete. There is a list of suggested further reading material at the end of the quiz.
Striae distensae are linear dermal scars accompanied by epidermal atrophy that affect skin that has been stretched. They are common in overweight individuals. They may also affect pregnant women and growing adolescents of normal weight, and may appear as the result of endogenous or exogenous corticosteroids.
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