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QJM. 2008 Nov;101(11):899-900. doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hcn098. Epub 2008 Jul 31.

Clearance of acanthosis nigricans associated with insulinoma following surgical resection.

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Department of Endocrinology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Calcutta, India. drsujoyghosh@rediffmail.com

Abstract

Acanthosis nigricans is said to be a marker of insulin resistance. It is known to occur in patients with insulinoma where there is marked hyperinsulinaemia. We report a case wherein the acanthosis disappeared following surgical resection of insulinoma and this strengthens the hypothesis that hyperinsulinaemia is responsible for acanthosis.

PMID:
18669553
DOI:
10.1093/qjmed/hcn098
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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