Necrobiosis lipoidica

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1991 Nov;25(5 Pt 1):735-48. doi: 10.1016/s0190-9622(08)80961-9.


Necrobiosis lipoidica has distinctive clinical and histopathologic features. Although theories abound, its cause and pathogenesis remain unknown. Despite many reports of effective treatments, a critical review of the literature suggests that none is uniformly effective.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Necrobiosis Lipoidica* / drug therapy
  • Necrobiosis Lipoidica* / etiology
  • Necrobiosis Lipoidica* / pathology