Acanthosis/Keratosis Nigricans

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

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 include 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 

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