Korean J Dermatol.  2002 Jul;40(7):841-843.

A Case of Acral Type Acanthosis Nigricans Associated with Lymphoma

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. knderma@cmc.cuk.ac.kr

Abstract

Acanthosis nigricans is a symmetric eruption characterized by a hyperpigmented, velvety cutaneous thickening that can develop on any part of the body, but characteristically affects the flexural area of the body. But many dark-skinned people have velvety hyperkeratosis of the dorsum of the hands and feet, a variant of acanthosis nigricans called acral acanthotic anomaly or acral type acanthosis nigricans. Malignant acanthosis nigricans is associated with a malignant tumor-most commonly an abdominal, and particularly a gastric carcinoma. To our knowledge, this is the first report of acral type acanthosis nigricans associated with non-Hodgkin"s lymphoma.

Keyword

Acanthosis nigricans; Acral type; Lymphoma; Malignancy

MeSH Terms

Acanthosis Nigricans*
Foot
Hand
Lymphoma*
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