Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2021; 25 (19): 6047-6050

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202110_26882

Ulcerative necrobiosis lipoidica: case report of an atypical presentation and literature review

L. Di Bartolomeo, L. Macca, A. Motolese, C. Guarneri, F. Guarneri

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Dermatology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy. cguarneri@unime.it


Necrobiosis lipoidica (NL) is a rare chronic granulomatous degenerative skin disease by unknown causes, which is mostly associated with diabetes mellitus, usually presenting with typical plaques of the shins.

Although less common, some ulcerative forms may be seen in clinical practice. The occurrence of an atypical presentation in one of our patients was the occasion to review the pertinent literature.

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L. Di Bartolomeo, L. Macca, A. Motolese, C. Guarneri, F. Guarneri
Ulcerative necrobiosis lipoidica: case report of an atypical presentation and literature review

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2021
Vol. 25 - N. 19
Pages: 6047-6050
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202110_26882