Objective:- To correlate the total area of Acanthosis Nigricans with total cystic area of ovaries in women with polycystic ovaries. Materials and methods:- Thirty young females with polycystic ovaries were selected and in them total cystic area and total area of Acanthosis Nigricans was measured. Results:- Mean total cystic area was 92.0 (SD 35.12) and mean total area of Acanthosis Nigricans was 224.46 (SD 234.90). The relationship between total cystic area (TCA) and total area of Acanthosis Nigricans (TAAN) was statistically significant with p of 0.007. Conclusion:- There is a significant correlation between total cystic area and total area of Acanthosis Nigricans in subjects with PCOS. So Acanthosis Nigricans could be a useful cutaneous marker for PCOS and the extensiveness of the cysts presents.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Medical Forum Monthly|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2006|
- Acanthosis nigricans
- Insulin resistance
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome