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Significance of Acanthosis Nigricans as Marker for Metabolic Syndrome

  title={Significance of Acanthosis Nigricans as Marker for Metabolic Syndrome},
  author={C. Balaji and M Vindhya and S. M. G. Swaminatha Gurukul},
Metabolic syndrome refers to a clustering of metabolic risk factors including central obesity, glucose intolerance, hyperinsulinemia, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides and hypertension. MS is increasingly being recognized as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular mortality. Lipoatrophy, acanthosis nigricans is a skin markers associated with this syndrome.Acanthosis nigricans is a brown to black, poorly defined, velvety hyperpigmentation of the skin. It is usually… 
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