Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Acanthosis Nigricans Treatment

The treatment for acanthosis nigricans may depend on the underlying cause. General therapy includes losing weight if you are overweight, a diet low in starch and sugar, and stopping medications that cause acanthosis nigricans as a side effect. Hereditary forms of this acanthosis may not respond to treatment. In order to reduce the severity of the skin lesions, treatment may also include topical or oral medications, laser therapy, or surgery. In most cases, long-term therapy is required.

Options to treat acanthosis nigricans include:

Acanthosis Nigricans Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat acanthosis nigricans:

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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Acanthosis Nigricans References
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