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Noun1.acanthosis - an abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis)acanthosis - an abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis)
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
psoriasis - a chronic skin disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scales; occurs especially on the scalp and ears and genitalia and the skin over bony prominences


n. acantosis, enfermedad que causa una condición áspera y verrugosa en la piel.
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This study selected only markedly obese women with PCOS with acanthosis nigricans and the most advanced degree of insulin resistance; hence results may not apply strictly to all women with PCOS.
According to Belafsky in this month's Esophagology Clinic, which of the following statements regarding glycogenic acanthosis is false?
The overlying epidermis shows irregular and varying acanthosis, but areas of epidermal atrophy may also be noted.
Early in the disease [type 2], they have high insulin levels, which leads to physical symptoms, such as a little fat around the middle and acanthosis nigricans," Dr.
PCOS symptoms include lack of, infrequent or irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, hirsutism or excessive body or facial hair growth, weight gain, obesity, baldness and thinning hair, adult acne, depression, skin tags or teardrop- shaped pieces of skin and acanthosis nigricans or patches of rough brown to black skin.
She had Acanthosis nigricans around the eyes, lips, axillae, and groin.
The patients she would test for glucose intolerance would be those who are obese and those with acanthosis nigricans, which is a common sign in PCOS patients.
Finally, acanthosis nigricans can manifest in this way, usually in association with gastric adenocarcinoma.
The histologic appearance on a biopsy specimen may be identical to that seen in common condyloma acuminatum (surface hyperkeratosis, prominent acanthosis and papillomatosis, with orderly arrangement of the epithelial layers).
The children were referred for the tests for evaluation of a number of conditions, including obesity, irregular menses, hirsutism, dyslipidemia, and/or acanthosis nigricans, said Dr.
The disease mainly affects youths between 8 and 19 years of age and youths with Acanthosis Nigricans, a condition with symptoms that include darkened, thick, velvety pigmentation in skin folds.