Association of acanthosis nigricans and skin tags with insulin resistance

Insulin resistance is a metabolic disorder in which target cells fail to respond to normal levels of circulating insulin. Insulin resistance has been associated with presence of acanthosis nigricans and acrochordons. It is known that early diagnosis and early initial treatment are of paramount importance to prevent a series of future complications. These dermatoses may represent an easily identifiable sign of insulin resistance and non-insulin-dependent diabetes.

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Main Authors: Barbato,Mariana Tremel, Criado,Paulo Ricardo, Silva,Ana Kris da, Averbeck,Evelyne, Guerine,Marina Bensen, Sá,Naiana Bittencourt de
Format: Digital revista
Language:English
Published: Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia 2012
Online Access:http://old.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0365-05962012000100012
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