acanthosis nigricans


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Noun1.acanthosis nigricans - a skin disease characterized by dark wartlike patches in the body foldsacanthosis nigricans - a skin disease characterized by dark wartlike patches in the body folds; can be benign or malignant
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
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acanthosis nigricans

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Acanthosis nigricans occurs in 37% of PCOS patients.
Melanoma, growth factors, acanthosis nigricans, the sign of Leser-Trelat, and multiple acrochordons.
5%) followed by dermatoses more commonly associated with diabetes (20%) such as acrochordons and acanthosis nigricans (AN).
Cutaneous manifestations of diabetes are classified into four categories: Skin lesions with strong-to-weak association to diabetes (necrobiosis lipoidica, diabetic dermopathy, diabetic bullae, yellow skin, eruptive xanthomas, perforating disorders, acanthosis nigricans, oral leucoplakia, lichen planus), infections (bacterial, fungal), cutaneous manifestations of diabetic complications (microangiopathy, macroangiopathy, neuropathy) and skin reactions to diabetic treatment (Sulphonylureas or insulin).
Changeable and unchangeable diabetes risk factors Changeable risk factors > Overweight or obesity > High blood pressure > Low "good cholesterol" or high triglycerides > Not physically active > Depression Unchangeable risk factors > Age 45 or older > Diabetes in close family member > African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian > Had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) > Have or had heart disease or stroke > Have polycystic ovary syndrome > Have acanthosis nigricans * * Dark, thick, velvety skin around the neck and armpits.
Seventy-two to 82% of women with hirsutism who present with a history of and/or physical exam findings of irregular menses, normal to slightly elevated androgen levels, ultrasound results positive for polycystic ovaries, central obesity, lack of fertility, insulin resistance, and acanthosis nigricans are given a diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (Bode et al.
Although GA has been proposed to be related with disorders of glucose metabolism and the skin, including acanthosis nigricans, there is paucity of clinical studies supporting these relationships (5).
Autosomal dominant mutations in fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) cause achondroplasia, hypochondroplasia, severe achondroplasia with developmental delay and acanthosis nigricans (SADDAN) and thanatophoric dysplasia.
The dermatologie skin lesion acanthosis nigricans is also a sign consistent with insulin resistance.
Some individuals with Alstrom Syndrome have a skin condition called acanthosis nigricans, which causes the skin in body folds and creases to become thick, dark, and velvety.