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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Both had acanthosis nigricans, and were obese, their C peptide levels were normal and autoantibodies negative.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorder affecting 5-10% of the women in the reproductive age group.4 Common features of PCOS are seborrhea, acne, hirsutism, acanthosis nigricans, alopecia and if left unrecognized or untreated it can lead to metabolic, reproductive, psychological and neoplastic complications.5 Cutaneous changes are one of the earliest manifestations of PCOS, and as the skin is visible and accessible organ in the body, observation of the former can be of extreme value to the clinician in diagnosing PCOS.
Acanthosis nigricans: a practical approach to evaluation and management.
Typical symptoms of RMS include growth retardation, elfin face, gingival hyperplasia, acanthosis nigricans, hypertrichosis and insulin resistance.
[2.] Hud JA, Jr, Cohen JB, Wagner JM, Cruz PD., Jr Prevalence and significance of acanthosis nigricans in an adult obese population.
Inclusion criteria included (1) aging from 18 to 60 years old, (2) having acanthosis nigricans, and (3) body mass index (BMI) exceeding 28 kg/[m.sup.2].
Pseudoacromegalic findings include elfin faces; large and low-set ears; wide nostrils; thick lips; gingival hypertrophy; large mouth, hands and feet; hypertrichosis; dysplastic nails; and acanthosis nigricans (2, 3-5).
Melanoma, growth factors, acanthosis nigricans, the sign of Leser-Trelat, and multiple acrochordons.
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).
Presence of a darkened velvety area (acanthosis nigricans) on posterior neck.
The dermatologie skin lesion acanthosis nigricans is also a sign consistent with insulin resistance.
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.
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.
Physical examination included vital signs, routine organ system examination, anthropometric measurements, and assessment of puberty, lipodystrophy, and presence of acanthosis nigricans. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures were measured after the patient rested for at least 5 minutes.
Acanthosis nigricans: malign disorder associated to abdominal tumour, especially gastric ones, clinically characterized by hyperpigmented plaques/placards, symmetric, black, with a diminished colour intensity towards peripheral area, covering integument most often consistently thickened and natural skin squaring accentuated, sometimes in association with giant papillomatosis, which causes pseudo-tumour aspect localized in the axillary and inguinal areas, inner thighs, cervical area, elbows and knees.