Question of the Week # 177

Q177) A 52 Year old obese man is evaluated in your office during a routine annual visit.  He denies any fatigue or recent weight changes. He has normal appetite and physically active. He had a colonoscopy 1 year ago that was normal. On physical examination, he is obese with a BMI of  34. Skin examination reveals the findings shown in the image below :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which of the following is most likely to be seen in this patient?

A) Diabetes Mellitus, Type I

B) Gastric cancer

C) Increased Insulin levels

D) Hyperthyroidism

E) Addison’s disease

4 Responses

  1. C

  2. b,its acanthosis nigricans,associated with GI malignany and DM2

  3. C

  4. C:) obesity, acanthosis nigrican, insulin resistance

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