Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2021, Vol. 54 ›› Issue (7): 642-645.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20191018

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Metabolic syndrome and skin diseases

Ying Jieya1, Xiang Wenzhong2, Song Xiuzu2   

  1. 1The Fourth Clinical College of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310053, China; 2Department of Dermatology, Hangzhou Third People′s Hospital, Hangzhou 310009, China
  • Received:2019-10-22 Revised:2020-07-28 Online:2021-07-15 Published:2021-07-02
  • Contact: Xiang Wenzhong

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a set of clinical symptoms characterized by multiple concurrent metabolic disorders, and is an important risk factor for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in individuals. Its pathogenesis is still unclear, and may be associated with insulin resistance, chronic inflammatory reactions and oxidative stress. Studies have shown that MS is closely related to papulosquamous skin diseases, skin adnexal diseases, dermatitis and eczematous skin diseases, pigmentary skin disorders and so on. This review summarizes the relationship between MS and related skin diseases.

Key words: Metabolic syndrome X, Skin diseases, Psoriasis, Acne vulgaris, Dermatitis, atopic, Vitiligo, Insulin resistance, Chronic inflammation