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September 1986

Cutaneous Insulin Reaction Resembling Acanthosis Nigricans

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.

Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(9):1054-1056. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660210104028

• We describe a patient who developed hyperkeratotic, verrucous plaques at sites of repeated insulin injections. One similar case has previously been reported. This phenomenon may be an unusual manifestation of the trophic actions of insulin.

(Arch Dermatol: 122:1054-1056)