pseudoacanthosis nigricans

pseudoacanthosis nigricans

 [soo″do-ak″an-tho´sis ni´grĭ-kans]
a benign form of acanthosis nigricans associated with obesity; the obesity is sometimes due to endocrine disturbance.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pseu·do·ac·an·tho·sis ni·gri·cans

(sū'dō-ak'an-thō'sis nī'gri-kanz),
Acanthosis nigricans secondary to maceration of the skin from excessive sweating, or occurring in obese and dark-complexioned adults, or in association with endocrine disorders; not associated with visceral cancer.
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pseudoacanthosis nigricans

A disease of obese, darkly pigmented adults, characterized by patchy hyperpigmentation Treatment Weight loss
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Pseudoacanthosis nigricans develops in patients that weigh more than 200% of their ideal body weight (39).