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Acanthosis Nigricans

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by Kohnle D
 

Diagnosis

You will be asked about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done.
Your bodily fluids may be tested. This can be done with:
Your bodily structures may need to be viewed. This can be done with:
  • X-rays
  • Endoscopy
Endoscopy
Endoscope in stomach
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RESOURCES

American Academy of Dermatology
http://www.aad.org

National Organization for Rare Diseases
http://www.rarediseases.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Dermatology Association
http://www.dermatology.ca

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

 

References


Acanthosis nigricans. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated December 10, 2010. Accessed August 8, 2014.


Clark N, Stulberg DL, et al. Common hyperpigmentation disorders in adults: part II. Melanoma, seborrheic keratoses, acanthosis nigricans, melasma, diabetic dermopathy, tinea versicolor, and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Am Fam Physician. 2003;68(10).


Katz AS, Goff DC, et al. Acanthosis nigricans in obese patients: presentations and implications for prevention of atherosclerotis vascular disease. Dermatol Online J. 2000;6(1):1.


10/15/2010 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Kong AS, Williams RL, et al. Acanthosis nigricans and diabetes risk factors: prevalence in young persons seen in southwestern US primary care practices. Ann Fam Med. 2007;5(3):202-208.
Kong AS, Williams RL, et al. Acanthosis Nigricans: high prevalence and association with diabetes in a practice-based research network consortium—a PRImary care Multi-Ethnic network (PRIME Net) study. J Am Board Fam Med. 2010;23(4):476-485.

 

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