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Dermatol Clin. 2015 Jul;33(3):343-60. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2015.03.003.

Necrobiosis Lipoidica.

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1
Department of Medicine (Dermatology), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2
Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA.
3
Department of Medicine (Dermatology), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: afsaneh.alavi@utoronto.ca.

Abstract

Necrobiosis lipoidica is a granulomatous condition presenting as indolent atrophic plaques, often on the lower extremities. There is a multitude of case reports suggesting possible associations and documenting different therapeutic alternatives with varied success. Important complications include ulceration and the development of squamous cell carcinoma. The disease course is often indolent and recurrent despite treatment. This article reviews the etiopathogenesis, clinical presentations, and evidence for treatment alternatives of this condition.

KEYWORDS:

Necrobiosis lipoidica; Necrobiosis lipoidica/diagnosis; Necrobiosis lipoidica/therapy; Ulcerations

PMID:
26143418
DOI:
10.1016/j.det.2015.03.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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