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Acanthosis nigricans, insulin resistance and cutaneous virilism.

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Thirteen patients with the syndrome of acanthosis nigricans and insulin resistance are described. They all had a combination of dermatoses related to hyperandrogenism (cutaneous virilism): hirsuties (II), acne vulgaris (6), hidradenitis suppurativa (5) and androgenic alopecia (4). In addition, 9 out of 13 had keratosis pilaris. The patients had raised fasting plasma insulin levels compared with matched normal controls (P less than 0.01) and increased insulin resistance (P less than 0.02). Ins...

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Journal:
British journal of dermatology More from this journal
Volume:
118
Issue:
5
Pages:
613-619
Publication date:
1988-05-01
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EISSN:
1365-2133
ISSN:
0007-0963
Language:
English
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uuid:c7345bcb-374f-4272-99a1-6b8724aa404f
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pubs:30949
Source identifiers:
30949
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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