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Acanthosis nigricans on the hand

Acanthosis nigricans on the hand

Overview

This photograph demonstrates brownish, hyperpigmented, velvety plaques overlying the joints of the hands (metacarpal and interphalangeal joints).

Review Date 4/29/2016

Updated by: Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.