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Acanthosis nigricans: A diffuse colour change to the skin with dark pigmentation, particularly in the axillae. See detailed information below for a list of 38 causes of Acanthosis nigricans, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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A circumscribed melanosis consisting of a brown-pigmented, velvety verrucosity or fine papillomatosis appearing in the axillae and other body folds. It occurs in association with endocrine disorders, underlying malignancy, administration of certain drugs, or as in inherited disorder.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
A skin disease characterized by dark wart-like patches in the body folds; can be benign or malignant
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Circumscribed melanosis consisting of a brown pigmented, velvety verrucosity or fine papillomatosis appearing in the axillae and other body folds; occurs in association with endocrine disorders, underlying malignancy, administration of certain drugs, or as in inherited disorder.
- (Source - CRISP)
Acanthosis nigricans is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Acanthosis nigricans, or a subtype of Acanthosis nigricans,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)
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