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Acquired Acanthosis Evaluation
- Skin lesions:
A skin biopsy may be performed to confirm the diagnosis, and to exclude underlying skin cancer.
Tests that may be used to evaluate acanthosis nigricans include:
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PubMed Acquired Acanthosis References
- Hermanns-Le T, Hermanns JF, Pierard GE. Juvenile acanthosis nigricans and insulin resistance. Pediatr Dermatol. 2002 Jan-Feb;19(1):12-4. 
- Matsuoka LY, Wortsman J, Gavin JR, Goldman J. Spectrum of endocrine abnormalities associated with acanthosis nigricans. Am J Med. 1987 Oct;83(4):719-25. 
- Olson KK. Acanthosis nigricans. A guide to assessment and evaluation. Adv Nurse Pract. 2004 Dec;12(12):24-6.