What is Acanthosis?

Acanthosis is diffuse epidermal hyperplasia (thickening of the skin). It implies increased thickness of the Malpighian layer (stratum basale and stratum spinosum)

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I am a 55 year old Causcasion female. I have noticed that the skin in my genital area has turned very dark, almost black. Is this cause for concern?

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This change in the colour in some parts of body...

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The skin around my pubic area is dark although I'm white. I think this is due to obesity. What can I do to brighten up my skin?...

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Remedy for Acanthosis Nigricans

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I am dr. kakkar (dermatologist). I have gone...

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My wife have started developing very tiny moles or skin raises around neck. I heard about them developing due to stress. Is it because of stress...

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It can be skin tags or acanthosis.
Can you please upload a...

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