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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Ficca, "Is Acanthosis Nigricans a reliable indicator for risk of type 2 diabetes?
Acanthosis nigricans, tripe palms, and sign of Leser-Trelat in a patient with gastric adenocarcinoma: case report and literature review in China.
Acanthosis nigricans, insulin resistance (HOMA) and dyslipidemia among native American children.
Generalized malignant acanthosis nigricans with deck-chair sign.
Hyperandogenism, insulin resistance and acanthosis nigricans syndrome: a common endocrinopathy with distinct pathophysiological features.
Data was collected on pre designed questionnaire for age and anthropometric measurement for waist and hip (in centimeters), Acanthosis nigricans, fasting blood sugar, fasting serum insulin levels and insulin resistance.
Women with severe insulin resistance can develop HAIR-AR syndrome consisting of hyperandrogenism (HA), insulin resistance (IR) and acanthosis nigricans (AR) (D'Hooghe 2002, Hopkinson 1998).
BOSTON--Patients with a high grade of acanthosis nigricans should be screened for insulin resistance, according to Dr.
Nguyen TT, Keil MF, Russell DL Pathomvanich A, Uwaifo GI, et al, Relation of acanthosis nigricans to hiperinsulinemia and insulin sensitivity in overweight African American and white children.
parent or sibling with type 2 DM) or habitual physical inactivity, previously identified impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance or history of delivery of a baby having birth weight more than 4 kg or hypertension (blood pressure [greater than or equal to]140/90 mmHg) or HDL cholesterol level [less than or equal to] 35 mg/dL and/or triglyceride level [greater than or equal to] 250 mg/dl or polycystic ovary disease or acanthosis nigricans or history of vascular disease.