Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum

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I. Definition:

Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum is a rash which usually occurs on the legs. This rash is more common in women.



II. Cause:

Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum usually occurs in patients with diabetes.
The exact cause in not known.


III. Treatment:

Treatment of necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum is difficult.
Sometimes necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum responds to topical cortisone preparations.
Cortisone injections can also be used to treat necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum. These are more effective than cortisone creams.
Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum usually goes through stages of activity and inactivity. One is not able to predict when the condition will flare.
Ultraviolet light treatment has been found to control this condition when it is flaring. This treatment is availiable in our office.
A baby aspirin each day may help necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum.
 
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