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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Many skin lesions like bullosis diabeticorum and necrobiosis lipoidica have classically been considered specific for DM, though conflicting new shreds of evidence are seen [4-6].
This, along with the patient's history of diabetes, led us to diagnose bullosis diabeticorum in this patient.
* The etiology of bullosis diabeticorum is unknown.