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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 191--192

Necrobiosis lipoidica mimicking cellulitis


Department of Dermatology and Venereology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi -110 029, India

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Neena Khanna
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi -110 029.
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A 57-year-old obese patient presented with a 5 month history of tender, indurated, erythematous plaques with superficial ulceration on the right shin. The lesions closely mimicked cellulitis but were unresponsive to antibiotics. Though the patient was not a known diabetic, on investigations she was found to be a diabetic. Histology confirmed the diagnosis of necrobiosis lipoidica. This acutely inflammed presentation of necrobiosis lipoidica is extremely rare.






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