Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  1999 May;42(5):1120-1122.

A Case of Acanthosis Nigricans Detected in Obese Infertile Woman

Abstract

Acanthosis nigricans[AN] is a dermatopathy with a distinctive appearance that facilitates its diagnosis. Although an external condition, it is associated with a wide variety of less obvious internal conditions, either benign or malignant. Insulin resistance figures prominently in its benign associations and plays a primary role in its development. The development of acanthosis nigricans[AN] in malignant conditions remains to be explained. Acanthosis nigricans[AN] rarely requires treatment, although the underlying condition usually does. We have experienced a case of acanthosis nigricans[AN] in obese infertile woman. So we report this case with a brief review of literatures.

Keyword

Acanthosis nigricans; Obesity

MeSH Terms

Acanthosis Nigricans*
Diagnosis
Female
Humans
Insulin Resistance
Obesity
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