Prevalence of linea nigra in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate carcinoma

@article{Okeke2012PrevalenceOL,
  title={Prevalence of linea nigra in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate carcinoma},
  author={L. Okeke and A. George and A. Ogunbiyi and M. Wachtel},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={51}
}
Background  Linea nigra (LN) is linear hyperpigmentation occurring from the umbilicus to the pubic symphysis. Although commonly associated with pregnancy (when it is known as linea gravidarum), it has been found in normal male and female individuals, particularly in the younger age group where estrogen or lack of sensitivity of androgen receptors has been suggested as a possible factor. From a previous study the incidence of LN varied in different genders, age groups, and certain clinical… Expand
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