Acanthosis/Keratosis Nigricans

About- Acanthosis nigricans also called keratosis nigricans is a skin disease characterized by dark, velvety hyperpigmentation, thickened conditions of the skin, normally found in body folds areas, i.e. armpits, groin, neck, elbows, knees, knuckles, lips, palms, soles of the feet
 
Symptoms-
 Dark, thickened, velvety skin in body folds 

Causes-
Acanthosis nigricans skin patches occur when epidermal skin cells begin to reproduce rapidly. This abnormal skin cell growth is most commonly triggered by
Too much Insulin
Certain medications such as birth control pills, human growth hormones, thyroid medications, high doses of niacin etc.
Stomach cancer, or gastric adenocarcinoma
Adrenal gland disorders, such as Addison’s disease
Pituitary gland disorders
Insufficient thyroid hormones 

Specialists to Visit-

Dermatologist
Endocrinologist
 

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.aad.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.webmd.com

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