Elephantiasis Nostras Verrucosa (ENV): A complication of congestive heart failure and obesity

Drew Baird, David Bode, Troy Akers, Zachariah DeYoung

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Abstract

Congestive heart failure (CHF) and obesity are common medical conditions that have many complications and an increasing incidence in the United States. Presented here is a case of a disfiguring skin condition that visually highlights the dermatologic consequences of poorly controlled CHF and obesity. This condition will probably become more common as CHF and obesity increase in the US.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-417
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Case report
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Elephantiasis
  • Lymphedema
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Family Practice

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