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Doctor insights on: Drug Induced Acanthosis Nigricans

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Is acanthosois nigricans cureable?

Is acanthosois nigricans cureable?

Yes: Treatment of acanthosis nigricans involves managment of the underlying systemic illness or disorder. Obesity, endocrine, and metabolic syndromes should be treated. The long-term efficacy of topical therapies, such as retinoids or vitamin d analogs is unknown. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Acanthosis Nigricans (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Acanthosis nigricans are dangerous?

Acanthosis nigricans are dangerous?

Acnathosis Nigricans: Is a skin condition characterized by areas of dark, velvety discoloration in body folds and creases. It typically is a sign of another disorder such as diabetes , obesity with Insulin resistance, hypothyroidism or adrenal insufficiency. However, it can also be a sign of stomach or liver cancer. ...Read more

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Is acanthosis nigricans curable?

Is acanthosis nigricans curable?

Possibly: If you truly have acanthosis nigricans, it's often very difficult to treat. Make sure it doesn't just wipe off with an alcohol wipe, though! if it does, you may not actually have an--see your dermatologist. Some lasers and prescription creams may help. Most importantly, the underlying cause needs to be identified and treated, as this can sometimes "cure" the skin changes as well! ...Read more

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Is acanthosis nigricans an endocrine disorder?

Is acanthosis nigricans an endocrine disorder?

No: Acanthosis nigricans is a dark skin discoloration, often found on the back of the neck and other skin folds. It is not an endocrine disorder, but is often present in people with endocrine disorders like pcos and type 2 diabetes. Pregnancy and some birth control pills can cause it too. ...Read more

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Can drug induced lupuus cause alopecia?

Can drug induced lupuus cause alopecia?

Yes: Drug induced lupus typically is associated with a positive ANA and a positive antihistone antibody. It normally has many features of sle without brain or kidney dinvolvement. ...Read more

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Whats acanthosis nigricans?

Whats acanthosis nigricans?

Dark skin: It is a disorder where the skin gets thicker and darker as you gain weight usually, however there are some patients who have normal body weight still have the problem. It usually is on the cheeks, neck, underarms, groin, elbows, knees, ankles, knuckle area hands and feet. ...Read more

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What is rhizopus nigricans toxin?

What is rhizopus nigricans toxin?

Rhizopus toxin: Rhizopus nigricans is the fungus commonly known as bread mould. It is found abundantly on damp walls, basement areas and on kitchen leftovers, and clinically an important fungus and causes allergic symptoms. ‘toxic mould syndrome’ is a controversial diagnosis associated with exposure to mould-contaminated environments. An aqueous extract from 0.045 grams of dried mould can kill a 1.35 kg rabbit. ...Read more

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Could acanthosis nigricans be a symptom of diabetes?

Yes: Acanthosis nigricans could be a sign of obesity related Insulin resistance which is also seen in people with type 2 diabetes. Some medications like growth hormones or birth control pills can also cause acanthosis nigricans. With weight loss and control of diabetes and blood sugar, a lot of times the condition resolves. ...Read more

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Heard of drug induced autoimmune hepatitis?

Heard of drug induced autoimmune hepatitis?

Yes: Many drugs can induce autoimmune type phenomena, to include hepatitis. ...Read more

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Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

See your doctor: This is what is called a "descriptive" path report. In these cases we construct a list of conditions that can produce this type of reaction pattern then try to narrow it down if possible. In these cases a good solid history needs to be taken to identify any possible cause (drug or other). I am afraid this can be a challenging process and sometimes we do not find the actual diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does acanthosis nigricans wipe off?

Does acanthosis nigricans wipe off?

no: Nacanthosis nigricans is a condition characterized by abnormal thickening and darkening of the skin, especially in body creases. It is most commonly associated with obesity or polycystic ovarian disease in women, though acanthosis nigricans can occasionally be found in people who have more serious underlying health problems or who are taking certain medications. Treatment of cause will help. ...Read more

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Is there any link between acanthosis nigricans & hypogonadism?

Is there any link between acanthosis nigricans & hypogonadism?

Insulin resistance: Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition most commonly associated with obesity and Insulin resistance. In men, obesity can contribute to low testosterone and hypogonadism. In women it is associated with polycystic ovaries and infertility. So the link to hypogonadism is through Insulin resistance, not directly from the skin condition. ...Read more

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Which antipsychotics are low risk for weight gain and drug induced cystic acne?

Which antipsychotics are low risk for weight gain and drug induced cystic acne?

Antipsychotics: You MUST have your Primary doctor refer you as soon as possible to a Psychologist. I think you will be pleasantly surprised when you start seeing the Psychologist! Please let me know how things go ...Read more

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What autoimmune disease causes hyperandrogenic symptom like irreg cycles, hirsutism, acne, hair loss, cushing is ruled out, mpv high, hormones normal?

What autoimmune disease causes hyperandrogenic symptom like irreg cycles, hirsutism, acne, hair loss, cushing is ruled out, mpv high, hormones normal?

See below: Usually autoimmune disease will not cause hair growth instead you would have hair loss. On first glance your condition seems suggestive for pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Talk to your doctor to see if they checked you for this. ...Read more

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Can pcos polycystic ovary syndrome be cured, controlled, or reduced?

Can pcos polycystic ovary syndrome be cured, controlled, or reduced?

Yes!: Pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is usually managed with encouraging weight loss and exercise, metformin therapy, and occasionally with oral contraceptives. Rarely, a large cystic ovary will require surgery. The syndrome is usually quite manageable. ...Read more

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Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines.Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?

Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines.Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?

Stop meds, check eye: If you are having headaches, i would stop the Minocycline and isotretinoin. When given together there is an increased risk of a rare side effect, pseudotumor cerebri. I would have my eyes checked and if no evidence of pseudotumor, restart either the Minocin (minocycline) or isotretinoin, but not both. Migraines can also worsen with Isotretinoin and not affect the eyes, but it definitely needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similiar to children's diabetes or not?

Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similiar to children's diabetes or not?

Imprecise question: Diabetes insipitus is decreased production or effect of vasopressin- nephrogenic is where it's effect reduced because of a kidney issue diabetes mellitus is a high sugar problem due to immune destruction of cells making Insulin in pancreas they are different disease states. ...Read more