Diabetic Dermopathy in Man With Long-Standing Diabetes Mellitus

May 1, 2002
Norman Levine, MD

Numerous brown spots on his leg brought this man with long-standing diabetes mellitus to his physician. He thought the spots were related to trauma.

Numerous brown spots on his leg brought this man with long-standing diabetes mellitus to his physician. He thought the spots were related to trauma.

The patient has diabetic dermopathy. This is a microangiopathy of the small arterioles of the legs, which results in atrophic brown papules.