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May 1979

Steroid-Induced Acanthosis Nigricans in Dermatomyositis

Author Affiliations

From the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(5):587-588. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010050021008

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)

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