Acanthosis nigricans, acral L83.x

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

Acral acanthotic anomaly

History
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Schwartz, 1981

Definition
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Clinical variant of acanthosis nigricans with appearance of velvet-like hyperkeratosis on the back of the hand and foot. Mostly dark-skinned people are affected. The patients are usually healthy and have no other symptoms.

Therapy
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Literature
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  1. Jabbour SA (2003) Cutaneous manifestations of endocrine disorders: a guide for dermatologists. At J Clin Dermatol 4: 315-331
  2. Schwartz RA (1981) Acral acanthotic anomaly (AAA). J Am Acad Dermatol 5: 345-346
  3. Schwartz RA (1994) Acanthosis nigricans. J Am Acad Dermatol 31: 1-22

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020