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