ABSTRACT – Acanthosis Nigricans is a skin disorder identified by dark and velvety discoloration in body parts where there...
Acanthosis Nigricans is a skin disorder identified by dark and velvety discoloration in body parts where there is a crease or a fold like armpits, neck and groin. The skin in these areas gets thickened. Children who suffer from this condition have a higher risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Unilateral Acanthosis Nigricans is when the symptoms appear on only one side of the body.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS –
Hyperpigmentation: In this stage, some areas of skin becomes pigmented and turn brownish, blackish or greyish.
Hyperkeratosis: This stage is where the patient’s skin gets thicker and appears velvety. Gradually, the skin also becomes deeper and wart-like growths appear.
Other than these symptoms, dryness, itchiness, excessive roughness and unusual odor can also be observed. Severe skin changes happen in the malignant Acanthosis Nigricans than the benign form.