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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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Obese acanthotics may be more severely insulin resistant than their non-acanthotic counterparts.
They included slightly acanthotic epidermis with occasional necrotic keratinocytes, basal cell hydropic degeneration, perivascular lymphohistiocytic infiltrate with the presence of atypical lymphoid cells, and overt epidermotropism (Fig.
The epithelium is acanthotic and shows basal atypia.
The histopathology from a papule showed hyperkeratotic and acanthotic epidermis.
Microscopic examination showed an intradermal cystic lesion lined with acanthotic squamous epithelium with well-defined squamous eddies (Figure 1).
Thickened, acanthotic and hyper-keratotic stratified squamous epithelium is also present with elongated rete ridges.
Acanthotic epithelium and corium is seen corresponding to surrounding outline.
The histopathology of BD lesions is characterized by hyperkeratosis; parakeratosis; loss of orderly maturation, polarity, and a granular layer; and keratinocytic atypia involving the entire acanthotic epithelial layer.
A shave biopsy of a neck plaque identified a hyperkeratotic, acanthotic, spongiotic dermatitis with lymphocytes and scattered eosinophils.
In group 2, the feather follicles at the 20-second treated site (primary feather 10) had acanthotic epithelium and mild heterophilic or lymphocytic inflammation (Fig 3).