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Acanthosis nigricans

DDx

  • Nevi
  • Reticulated pigment anomaly (Dowling-Degos disease)
  • Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis (of Gougreot and Carteaud)

Associated conditions

  • Obesity
  • Insulin resistance syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Cushing's disease
  • Acromegaly
  • Hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism
  • Occult malignancy

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Acanthosis Nigricans." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114246/all/Acanthosis_nigricans.
Zeiger RF. Acanthosis nigricans. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114246/all/Acanthosis_nigricans. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Acanthosis nigricans. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114246/all/Acanthosis_nigricans
Zeiger RF. Acanthosis Nigricans [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114246/all/Acanthosis_nigricans.
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