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Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2003 Mar-Apr;69(2):88-9.

Waist dermatoses in Indian women wearing saree.

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Dept. of Dermatology & STD, Sri Ramchandra Medical College &Research Institute, Chennai-116.


Presence of any skin lesion along the waistline in 140 female patients was recorded. We found that most of them had some lesions over the waist, but only few of them accepted the fact. The commonest cutaneous change observed were hyperpigmentation and scaling. But we failed to find any association with diabetes, atopy, skin type, abesity or the type of fabric.

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