diabetic bullous disease

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diabetic bullous disease

A not-uncommon manifestation of diabetes, which is characterised by the abrupt development of asymptomatic tense blisters ranging from 0.5 to 15 cm in greatest dimension, usually on the legs and feet but also on the upper extremities, which heal spontaneously within 2–6 weeks of onset.

Diabetic bullous disease, DDx
• Bullous pemphigoid;
• Burn:
  — Chemical;
  — Electrical;
• Coma blister;
• Drug-induced;
• Epidermolysis bullosa;
• Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita;
• Friction blisters;
• Porphyria cutanea tarda;
• Pseudoporphyria.
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This, along with the patient's history of diabetes, led us to diagnose bullosis diabeticorum in this patient.
A diagnosis of bullosis diabeticorum can be made when biopsy with immunofluorescence excludes other histologically similar entities such as EB, noninflammatory bullous pemphigoid, and porphyria cutanea tarda.
Otras complicaciones incluyen lesiones dermicas mas destacadas que se asocian con la diabetes estan: dermopatia diabetica, necrobiosis lipoidica, bullosis diabeticorum, granuloma anular, xantomas eruptivos, lipoatrofia y lipohipertrofia, y la presencia mas frecuente de alteraciones en el grosor de la piel y de infecciones cutaneas, complicaciones en la cavidad bucal que, aunque no son especificas o patognomonicas, si son mas frecuentes y de peor evolucion, por ejemplo, caries dental, candidiasis oral, mucomircosis, glositis romboidal media, xerostomia, sindrome de ardor bucal, agrandamiento de las glandulas salivales, alteraciones del gusto.