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Acanthosis nigricans--weird term. what is it?

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
Yes: Acanthosis nigricans is a common skin finding associated with Insulin resistance, or the syndrome that leads to type ii diabetes. It is a velvety browth plaque, usually on the back of the neck and in the armpits, and it usually has some skin tags within it.

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