diabetic dermopathy


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Related to diabetic dermopathy: necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum

dermopathy

 [der-mop´ah-the]
any skin disease; dermatopathy. adj., adj dermopath´ic.
diabetic dermopathy any of several cutaneous manifestations of diabetes mellitus.
thyroid dermopathy pretibial myxedema.

di·a·bet·ic der·mop·a·thy

small macules and papules of the extensor surfaces of the extremities, most commonly the shins of diabetic patients, which become atrophic, hyperpigmented, and occasionally undergo ulceration with scarring; may be a manifestation of microangiopathy.

di·a·bet·ic der·mop·a·thy

(dī-ă-bet'ik dĕr-mop'ă-thē)
Small macules and papules of the extensor surfaces of the extremities, most commonly the shins of diabetic patients, which become atrophic, hyperpigmented, and occasionally undergo ulceration with scarring; may be a manifestation of microangiopathy.

dermopathy

(der-mo'pa-the) [? + ?]
Any disease of the skin.

diabetic dermopathy

Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum.
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5%) of diabetic dermopathy and 2 cases (1%) of diabetic bullae.
While a comprehensive review on the subject considers diabetic dermopathy to be the most common manifestation, we did not observe it to be so common.
Dermatoses associated with microangiopathy were observed in 3 patients (3%), of which 1 (1%) had diabetic dermopathy, 1 patient (1%) had diabetic bullae and 1 patient had Granuloma annulare.
The term diabetic dermopathy was coined by Binkley in 1965 for the characteristic, circumscribed brown patches on the front and sides of lower portions of legs in diabetic subjects.
Diabetic dermopathy probably represents post-traumatic atrophy and post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation in poorly vascularized skin.
The exact cause of diabetic dermopathy is unknown but may be due to infection, trauma with heat, cold, blunt objects or microangiopathy in patients with diabetes, older patients or those who have had diabetes for at least 10-20 years.
The present study was planned to determine the incidence of diabetic dermopathy in diabetics in comparison to nondiabetic controls.
The incidence of diabetic dermopathy was assessed in diabetic and non diabetic group and compared in the two groups to find out any association of diabetes with shin spots.