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Is it possible to have acanthosis nigricans without diabetes?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Other causes include lymphoma, gastrointestinal or genitourinary cancers, and drugs such as human growth hormone and some oral contraceptives.
Reference: national library of medicine.

In brief: Yes

Other causes include lymphoma, gastrointestinal or genitourinary cancers, and drugs such as human growth hormone and some oral contraceptives.
Reference: national library of medicine.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Acanthosis nigracans is darkening skin commonly found on cheeks, necks, and underarms.
This is from Insulin resistance. Obesity, metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovarian syndrome can cause this as well. Losing weight, eating less, exercising, and possibly using Insulin sensitizers such as metformin can help.

In brief: Yes

Acanthosis nigracans is darkening skin commonly found on cheeks, necks, and underarms.
This is from Insulin resistance. Obesity, metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovarian syndrome can cause this as well. Losing weight, eating less, exercising, and possibly using Insulin sensitizers such as metformin can help.
Dr. Seema Patel
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