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Hyperandrogenic Insulin-Resistant Acanthosis Nigricans. A type of hyperthecosis affecting 5% of hirsute women, often with polycystic ovaries
Management Bilateral oophorectomy and oral contraceptives correct the hyperandrogenism, but not the hyperinsulinemia

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Hyperandrogenic insulin-resistant acanthosis nigricans Gynecology A type of hyperthecosis affecting 5% of hirsute ♀, often with polycystic ovaries Clinical Insulin-resistance–Pts may have clinical diabetes; hyperandrogenesis–↑ testosterone, ↑ androstenedione; early, premenarcheal hyperandrogenism; acanthosis nigricans, possibly an epiphenomenon Treatment Bilateral oophorectomy, OCs, corrects hyperandrogenism, but not hyperinsulinemia