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What is necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum?

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Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum is a skin condition thought to be caused by changes in the collagen and fat content underneath the skin. The overlaying skin area becomes thinned and reddened. Most patches are found on the lower parts of the legs and can ulcerate if subjected to trauma. Sometimes, the condition is itchy and painful.

From: Skin Problems in Diabetes WebMD Medical Reference

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National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: “Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your feet and skin healthy.“ 

American Diabetes Association: “Skin Complications.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 09, 2017

Sources:  

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: “Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your feet and skin healthy.“ 

American Diabetes Association: “Skin Complications.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 09, 2017

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