Diabetic dermopathy - Skin
There is, however, a correlation between the presence of skin lesions and the number of microangiopathic complications (retinal, neuropathic, and/or nephrogenic) present. As the number of complications present increases from 1 to 3, so does the number of lesions. Thus, the incidence of diabetic dermopathy in patients with all 3 complications is much higher than in patients with just 1 complication.
The incidence of diabetic dermopathy increases with age. It is typically seen in patients aged older than 50. Men show an increased incidence compared to women. Although located bilaterally, their distribution is asymmetric. Lesions do not itch or cause pain. Control of blood sugar levels does not affect the outcome of the lesions. There is no correlation between diabetic dermopathy and obesity or hypertension.
Related topics: Diabetes Mellitus Type 1, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
E13.620 – Other specified diabetes mellitus with diabetic dermatitis
238982009 – Diabetic dermopathy
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- Necrobiosis lipoidica – This entity also occurs on the shins but has a more yellow color and a firm, waxy consistency.
- Granuloma annulare
- Lichen planus
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Neurotic excoriations
- Capillaritis (Schamberg's disease)
- Lichen amyloidosis