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  • Acanthosis nigricans

    Acanthosis nigricans is a common skin pigmentation disorder. The sign of acanthosis nigricans are usually found as dark patches of skin with a thick, velvety texture. It is usually found in body folds, such as the posterior and lateral folds of the neck, the armpits, groin, navel, forehead, and other areas.

  • Acanthosis nigricans

    Acanthosis nigricans is not contagious. It is not harmful. Sometimes, it is a warning sign of a health problem that requires medical attention Most people who have acanthosis nigricans have also become resistant to insulin. Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas that allows your body to process sugar. Insulin resistance is what eventually causes type 2 diabetes.

     

  • Acanthosis nigricans

    Disease statistics: The prevalence rate of Acanthosis nigricans in china was found to be a total of 543 overweight/obese children were studied with 64% being boys and 29% had insulin resistance. Adolescents aged 12 to 18 years, compared with children aged 5 to 11 years, were more likely to have acanthosis nigricans (63% vs 47%; P<0.001) and insulin resistance (37% vs 25%; P=0.005).

     

 

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