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From Oakland, California, USA:

My overweight six year old daughter has dark patches on her neck and under her arms, and I have asked the doctor about these patches thinking she may have type 2 diabetes, but testing was negative. What could these dark patches be?


I would suggest seeking a second opinion from a dermatologist in addition to following the advice of your primary care physician if indeed there is a skin problem that remains undiagnosed.


[Editor's comment: Although one cannot diagnose skin disorders without looking at the skin, this sounds like it might possibly be Acanthosis Nigricans, so a referral to a dermatologist or endocrinologist seems appropriate. WWQ]

Original posting 28 Oct 2002
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


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