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Dermatologic Manifestations of Diabetes

Shivani Patel, M.D., Meg Gerstenblith, M.D., Mimi Huizinga, M.D.
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  • Dermatologic manifestations of diabetes are common and vary in clinical presentation[12].
  • Skin findings may help diagnose diabetes (e.g. acanthosis nigricans) or reflect long-term complications of diabetes (e.g. necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum [NLD]).
  • The dermatologic manifestations may be due to deposition of advanced glycosylation end-products (AGEs), infection, autoimmune conditions, or related to pharmacological therapy for diabetes (i.e. insulin).
  • Often, skin manifestations reflect other coexisting conditions such as dyslipidemia.

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Last updated: April 28, 2018


Patel, Shivani, et al. "Dermatologic Manifestations of Diabetes." Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide, 2018. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547036/all/Dermatologic_Manifestations_of_Diabetes.
Patel S, Gerstenblith M, Huizinga M. Dermatologic Manifestations of Diabetes. Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. 2018. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547036/all/Dermatologic_Manifestations_of_Diabetes. Accessed July 18, 2019.
Patel, S., Gerstenblith, M., & Huizinga, M. (2018). Dermatologic Manifestations of Diabetes. In Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547036/all/Dermatologic_Manifestations_of_Diabetes
Patel S, Gerstenblith M, Huizinga M. Dermatologic Manifestations of Diabetes [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. ; 2018. [cited 2019 July 18]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547036/all/Dermatologic_Manifestations_of_Diabetes.
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