Indian Journal of Dermatology
: 2019  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 231--234

MORFAN syndrome: A rarity but a reality!

Gourab Roy, Sumit Sen, Shreya Poddar 
 Department of Dermatology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research and SSKM Hospital, Bhowanipore, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Shreya Poddar
Flat No. 202, Rukmani Apartments, Near Chowk Thana, Jhauganj, Patna - 800 008, Bihar

Acanthosis nigricans (AN) describes clinically hyperpigmented skin, which most commonly affects the flexural areas such as axilla, groin and neck. It is usually a benign condition associated with obesity, insulin resistance, and hyperinsulinemia; endocrinopathy; or malignancy, in particular, gastrointestinal adenocarcinoma. It can also occur in association with various genetic syndromes involving various organ systems. Few such known syndromes are Berardinelli-Seip syndrome, Alström syndrome, Leprechaunism, and Bardet-Biedl syndrome. MORFAN syndrome, which associates mild mental retardation, pre- and post-natal overgrowth, remarkable facies and diffuse and widespread AN, is a rare entity.

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Roy G, Sen S, Poddar S. MORFAN syndrome: A rarity but a reality!.Indian J Dermatol 2019;64:231-234

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Roy G, Sen S, Poddar S. MORFAN syndrome: A rarity but a reality!. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 10 ];64:231-234
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