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What are the cutaneous manifestation of Diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes mellitus is associated with following cutaneous manifestation
  • Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum is characterised by papulonodular lesions enlarging to form brownish yellow plaques with waxy surface over the front of legs.
  • Diabetic dermopathy are  dull red, oval, flat-topped papules over both legs
  • Diabetic bullae are seen the over legs, hands and feet bilaterally and  healing with atrophic scars.
  • Diabetic rubeosis is the flushed skin of face.
  • Scleredema diabeticorum is a diffuse, waxy nonpitting induration_of skin particularly over back of the neck and upper trunk
  • Carotenoderma is the yellowish tint of skin due to deposition of carotene
  • Granuloma annulare is characterised by the papular lesion over central areas of body and flexures of neck, arm and thigh.
  • Infections like furuncle, carbuncle, candidalparonychia, balanoposthitis, intertrigo, recurrent dermatophytosis are common in diabetic patients