Skin tags may be marker for metabolic disease in children

Prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes greater in children with acrochordons, US doctors say.
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In paediatric patients, acrochordons may be a marker for metabolic disease, according to a study published online in Pediatric Dermatology.

Dr Rachel Greene, from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, US, and colleagues conducted a single-centre retrospective cohort study of outpatient dermatology patients between 2000 and 2021, to examine the association between acrochordons, obesity and metabolic syndrome.