acanthosis nigricans


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Synonyms for acanthosis nigricans

a skin disease characterized by dark wartlike patches in the body folds

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The diagnosis of T1DM was made based on the classical history of DM, thin body built, absence of acanthosis nigricans with the presence of pancreatic auto-antibodies His presentation was similar to previously reported cases of children with HHS (8-10).
School children in Texas have been screened for Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) as part of a healthy-child screening activity under the direction of the University of Texas-Pan American Border Health Office (UTPA BHO) since 1998.
It's rare for hyperpigmentation to be a sign of illness, but in some cases, it could be linked with Addison's disease - a condition involving the adrenal glands, which also causes fatigue, weight loss, sickness, joint pain and low blood pressure ("You It's rare for hyperpigmentation to be a sign of illness, but in some cases, it could be linked with Addison's disease - a condition involving the adrenal glands, which also causes fatigue, weight loss, sickness, joint pain and low blood pressure ("You normally notice this sort of hyperpigmentation around the mouth and possibly the tongue," notes Dr Friedmann), and acanthosis nigricans, dark, thickened patches that usually develop in armpits, groins and necks, can be a sign of underlying illness.
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.
When UALR's Health Sciences Professor Thea Spatz saw how acanthosis nigricans (AN), a skin marker that is a precursor for developing Type 2 diabetes, surfaced in young students in Texas, she knew it was time to bring the research to Arkansas.
Finally, acanthosis nigricans can manifest in this way, usually in association with gastric adenocarcinoma.
Patients receiving IPLEX experienced decreased glucose excursions, reduced insulin usage, and noticed less prominent acanthosis nigricans (dark, velvety skin patches), which are commonly associated with severe insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance is associated with other medical conditions, including fatty liver, arteriosclerosis, acanthosis nigricans, skin tags, and reproductive abnormalities in women.
Also on the NDEP risk factor list are PCOS, acanthosis nigricans, history of giving birth to a baby of 9 pounds or more, and being physically active less than 3 times a week.
With parental consent, children's body composition, blood pressure, and the presence, (or absence), of the Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) marker are captured by an interdisciplinary health surveillance team within the school setting.
These patches, known as acanthosis nigricans, could be benign or a normal side effect of obesity, but they also could be a sign of diabetes, said dermatologist Janet Lin of Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center.
BOSTON--Patients with a high grade of acanthosis nigricans should be screened for insulin resistance, according to Dr.
There were statistically significant differences: between obeses and controls with regard to varicose vein, tinea pedis, striae distensae, acrochordon, onychomycosis, acanthosis nigricans and intertrigo; between overweights and controls with respect to varicose vein, tinea pedis, striae distensae, acrochordon and onychomycosis; between obeses and overweights with regard to striae distensae, acanthosis nigricans and onychomycosis.
WASHINGTON - Girls and young women with polycystic ovary syndrome appear to share common features that include obesity, a strong family history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease, and acanthosis nigricans, according to a retrospective case series from researchers at Howard University Hospital in Washington.
Clinical findings associated with severe insulin resistance include acanthosis nigricans, consisting of velvety hyperpigmented and hyperkeratotic patches in skin fold areas, such as the nape of the neck, the axillae, and the groins (5).