Acanthosis nigricans: A screening test for insulin resistance - An important risk factor for diabetes mellitus type-2.
J Family Med Prim Care 2017 Jan-Mar;6(1):43-46
Department of Family Medicine, Aster MIMS Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala, India.
Background: Acanthosis nigricans (AN) is one of the signs suggestive of high insulin resistance (IR). IR is one of the mechanisms involved in pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus type-2 (DM Type-2). Thus, early detection of IR in children may allow us time to intervene well before the development of DM Type-2. Read More