Acanthosis nigricans of the groin, axillae, and neck developed in a patient on long-term steroid therapy for dermatomyositis after eight years. The dermatosis resolved spontaneously ten years after the steroid use had been discontinued. Review of three personal cases and the literature suggests that acanthosis nigricans may have a hormonal basis.
(Arch Dermatol 115:587-588, 1979)
Randle HW, Winkelmann RK. Steroid-Induced Acanthosis Nigricans in Dermatomyositis. Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(5):587-588. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010050021008