Cutaneous manifestations of diabetes mellitus

Dermatol Clin. 2002 Jul;20(3):483-92. doi: 10.1016/s0733-8635(02)00018-9.


Diabetes is a common disease with many cutaneous manifestations encountered by dermatologists. Diabetes and the skin may be linked by association (e.g., necrobiosis lipoidica); infection; diabetic complication (e.g., neuropathic ulcer); or treatment reaction. Review of recent studies and reports focuses on pathogenesis and treatment of these many diabetic cutaneous changes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Complications*
  • Diabetic Foot / diagnosis
  • Diabetic Foot / therapy
  • Humans
  • Skin Diseases / complications*
  • Skin Diseases / diagnosis
  • Skin Diseases / therapy
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious / complications
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious / diagnosis
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious / therapy