- A benign skin disease that often reflects underlying medical conditions.
- Most commonly associated with obesity and insulin resistance.
- Some cases are associated with underlying malignancy and, where no other association is identified, malignancy is investigated by complete history and examination with relevant diagnostic tests.
- Treatment of lesions is often not necessary unless they are extensive or cosmetically unacceptable and do not resolve with treatment of the underlying condition.
Last updated: May 21, 2013