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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

    The skin changes of acanthosis nigricans (ak-an-THOE-sis NIE-grih-kuns) typically occur in people who are obese or have diabetes. Children who develop the condition are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Rarely, acanthosis nigricans can be a warning sign of a cancerous tumor in an internal organ, such as the stomach or liver.

  • Acanthosis nigricans

    Disease statistics: In United Kingdom the prevalence rate for Acanthosis nigricans was calculated by considering a total of 2,205 participants were examined. Overall prevalence rates for Acanthosis nigricans were 34.2 and 47.2%, respectively. In general, the rates for both increased with age and degree of Indian heritage and were higher in female subjects, overweight/obese individuals, those with type 2 diabetes, and those with a parental history of type 2 diabetes.

     

 

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