Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Keratosis Nigricans Symptoms

Symptoms of acanthosis nigricans include:

  • Skin lesion:
    • Light brown to black patches of skin
  • Skin darkening:
    • Mainly located in skin folds on the neck, under the arms, and in the groin
  • Thickening of skin
  • Itching

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Last Updated: May 12, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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