shin spots


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Related to shin spots: diabetic dermopathy

shin spots

The colloquial name for necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum. This condition is usually, but not always, associated with diabetes.
See: necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum
See also: spot
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Among cutaneous manifestations of diabetes mellitus, diabetic dermopathy, also named "shin spots" and diabetic bullae (bullosisdiabeticorum") are considered markers of diabetes or skin lesions with strong association.2
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.
Shin spots (pigmented patches on the leg) and brownish yellow areas with waxy surface on the leg have been implicated in late diabetes and are often associated with complications of the eye and kidney.