Diabetes Complications: Diabetic Dermopathy

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.)