Acanthosis nigricans: a practical approach to evaluation and management.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Acanthosis nigricans is a dermatosis characterized by thickened, hyperpigmented plaques, typically of the intertriginous surfaces and neck. Common in some populations, its prevalence depends on race. Clinicians should recognize acanthosis nigricans; it heralds disorders ranging from endocrinologic disturbances to malignancy. In this review, we discuss the pathogenesis of acanthosis nigricans and its clinical implications and management.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Higgins, SP; Freemark, M; Prose, NS

Published Date

  • September 15, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 2 -

PubMed ID

  • 19061584

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1087-2108


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States