Acanthosis Nigricans Armpit

Acanthosis nigricans is a fairly common skin pigmentation disorder. The most notable sign of acanthosis nigricans is dark patches of skin with a thick, velvety texture. The affected areas of skin may also itch or have an odor.

These patches may appear on skin folds and other areas, such as the:

These patches may appear on skin folds and other areas, such as the:

  • armpits
  • groin
  • neck
  • elbows
  • knees
  • knuckles
  • lips
  • palms
  • soles of the feet

Acanthosis nigricans may be a sign of a more serious health problem, such as prediabetes. The most effective treatments focus on finding and resolving medical conditions at the root of the problem. These skin patches tend to disappear after successfully treating the root condition.

Acanthosis Nigricans
Acanthosis nigricans - NHS