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Image Number 2049 (Diabetic dermopathy)


Diagnosis: Diabetic dermopathy

Site: Shins

Sex: F

Age: 48


Description: Brownish atrophic plaques.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


A middle-aged lady with type 2 DM since 10 years presented with multiple, asymptomatic, brownish, atrophic plaques on both shins of three years duration. Diabetic deremopathy (shin spots) are considered as the most common cutaneous manifestation of DM and may be encountered in up to 50% of diabetics.  

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