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2015, Volume 31, Number 0, Page(s) 145-154     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2015.01321
Skin Manifestations of Endocrine Diseases
Cuyan Demirkesen
Department of Pathology, İstanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İSTANBUL, TURKEY
Keywords: Skin, Pathology, Endocrine diseases

Endocrine diseases may result in changes in cutaneous function and morphology, which cause various skin manifestations, including nonspecific or pathognomonic signs. Some of these manifestations are already known dermatologic diseases with only increased frequency in this patient group. As a result the skin may the play role of a screen displaying endocrine disorders, either due to hormone excess or deficiency. Awareness of the skin manifestations may permit prompt and adequate approach to the patients, and therefore facilitate the early diagnosis of the endocrine disease and even be life saving. Some of these manifestations may be recognized clinically, but sometimes they need to be confirmed histopathologically. In this article, many endocrine diseases and their associated skin lesions will be reviewed briefly.

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