Diabetes Complications: Diabetic Dermopathy

May 1, 2002
Norman Levine, MD

Numerous brown spots on the leg of a man with longstandingdiabetes are diabetic dermopathy. This is amicroangiopathy of the small arterioles of the legs, whichresults in atrophic brown papules.

Numerous brown spots on the leg of a man with longstandingdiabetes are diabetic dermopathy. This is amicroangiopathy of the small arterioles of the legs, whichresults in atrophic brown papules.(Case and photograph courtesy of Norman Levine, MD.)

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