Acanthosis nigricans Open pop-up dialog box Close Acanthosis nigricans Acanthosis nigricans Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition that causes a dark discoloration in body folds and creases. It typically affects the armpits, groin and neck. Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition characterized by areas of dark, velvety discoloration in body folds and creases. The affected skin can become thickened. Most often, acanthosis nigricans affects your armpits, groin and neck. Children who develop the condition are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Entonces, corrigiendo la obesidad se espera que mejore la resistencia a la insulina y, por ende, la acantosis nigricans. Acantosis nigricans tipo IV secundaria a medicamentos Algunos medicamentos como los glucocorticoides y la hormona del crecimiento se han asociado con el desarrollo de acantosis nigricans.

En todos los casos se espera que mejoren las condiciones de la piel afectada al suspender el medicamento responsable de la acantosis. Es decir, no genera complicaciones, no modifica la calidad de vida del paciente ni es capaz de generar la muerte.

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Acantosis Nigricans: Síntomas, Causas, Tratamientos

Acanthosis nigricans associated with endocrine dysfunction is more insidious in its onset, is less widespread, and the patients are often concurrently obese. Higher than normal insulin levels in the blood stream cause the growth of darkened skin over certain areas of the body. No skin treatment will get rid of AN. Acanthosis nigricans may lighten up and possibly go away by treating the root cause, insulin resistance, but it can take months or years to do so. This is likely because of insulin resistance and more likely to occur in darker-skinned persons.


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