2011, Number 1
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ABSTRACTThe acantosis nigricans is a syndrome that affects both the skin and the mucosas; it is characterized by papilomatosus injuries in mucosas of the mouth and pigmented alterations of the skin. It can be with or without association to malignant neoplasm, generally gastric adenocarcinoma. The mouth manifestations of this disease are more common when it is associated to malignant neoplasm and they are characterized by papillomatosus proliferations in lips, gums and tongue. The treatment is symptomatic and skin and mouth injuries may relieve having treated the neoplasm. This paper describes a clinical case, emphasizing the mouth manifestations important to the dentist and dermatology, as well as the multidisciplinary management of these patiently.
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