acanthosis


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acanthosis

[a‚kan′thō·səs]
(medicine)
Any thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the epidermis; associated with many skin diseases.
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Characterization of groups of hyperandrogenic women with acanthosis nigricans, impaired glucose tolerance, and or hyperinsulinemia.
Acanthosis, papillomatosis, hyperkeratosis of the epidermis, and elongation of the rete ridges were evident, lathe dermis, thick bands of collagen were also noted.
Fundoscopic examination, thyroid gland palpation, abdominal examination for hepatomegaly, foot examination, skin examination (for acanthosis nigricans and signs of lipodystrophy at insulin injection sites), and neurologic testing should be done, and signs of diseases that can cause secondary diabetes (eg, hemochromatosis, pancreatic disease) should be assessed.
The first step to a full diagnosis is checking for hirsutism, virilization, and acanthosis nigricans (which is associated with insulin resistance).
Acanthosis nigricans can be a sign of malignancy, but in most cases, insulin resistance is the culprit, Dr.
The histopathologic changes seen in cutaneous leishmaniasis are characterized by irregular acanthosis, with or without epidermal ulceration, and a dense dermal infiltrate of mixed inflammatory cells.
Histopathologic finding, including the presence of human papilloma virus, vestibular chronic inflammatory infiltrate, parakeratosis, and acanthosis, occurred with a similar frequency in the two groups.
Two larger pieces consisted of clearly nondysplastic squamous epithelium with glycogenic acanthosis.
The model is 10 days long and the lesions closely resemble that of human psoriatic lesions with erythema, skin thickening and epidermal alterations such as acanthosis and parakeratosis.
Skin lesions include increased skin tags and a condition called acanthosis nigricans - a darkening and thickening of the skin especially in fold areas such as the neckline and axilla.
Histologic findings consist of hyperkeratosis, acanthosis and marked decrease in dermal elastic fibers.