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Acanthosis nigricans

Acanthosis nigricans: Introduction

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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Causes of Acanthosis nigricans:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Acanthosis nigricans. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Acanthosis nigricans: Symptom Checker

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Acanthosis nigricans Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Acanthosis nigricans may include:

  • The goal of therapy is to correct the underlying disease process
  • Treatment of the lesions of AN is for cosmetic reasons only
  • Keratolytics
  • Topical retinoids
  • Tretinoin
  • Avita
  • Retin A
  • Cyprohepatidine
  • more treatments...»

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Acanthosis nigricans: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Acanthosis nigricans

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Acanthosis nigricans: Deaths

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Causes of Acanthosis nigricans listed in Disease Database:

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Definitions of Acanthosis nigricans:

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)

Detailed list of causes of Acanthosis nigricans

The list below shows some of the causes of Acanthosis nigricans mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Acanthosis nigricans?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Acanthosis nigricans. Of the 38 causes of Acanthosis nigricans that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 34 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Acanthosis nigricans:

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Conditions listing medical complications: Acanthosis nigricans:

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Causes of Acanthosis nigricans Based on Risk Factors

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  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

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    Medical Conditions associated with Acanthosis nigricans:

    Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin color symptoms (2348 causes), Pigmentation symptoms (305 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes)

    Symptoms related to Acanthosis nigricans:

    Skin rash (461 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Internal carcinoma, Endocrine disturbance, Poliomyelitis (5 causes), Polycystic ovarian disease, Overweight, Increased insulin levels

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