Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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RESENDE, Mariângela; BOLFI, Fernanda; NUNES, Vânia dos Santos and MIOT, Hélio Amante. Prevalence of dermatologic disorders in 15 patients with acromegaly. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.1, pp.166-168. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962012000100031.
Acromegaly is a chronic, insidious and rare disease, caused by hyper secretion of the growth hormone, which metabolic and trophic effects commonly result in cutaneous manifestations, sometimes preceding other clinical symptoms. The authors have assessed 15 patients with acromegaly and found dermatologic lesions in all of them, mainly skin thickening, acrochordons, epidermoid cysts, pseudoacanthosis nigricans, seborrheic keratosis, melanocytic naevi and lentiginous spots.
Keywords : Acanthosis nigricans; Acromegaly; Adenoma; Growth hormone; Skin manifestations.