Acanthosis Nigricans

What is Acanthosis Nigricans?

Acanthosis Nigricans meaning A skin disorder characterized by velvety, light brown-to-black markings that develop mainly in the folds of the body, such as in the armpits, groin, and creases of the neck. Acanthosis nigricans can be an inherited condition or can occur as the result of an endocrine disorder, cancer, or use of certain medications.

 

reference: AIDSinfo – Glossary

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