Skin lesions in diabetic patients
Title: Skin lesions in diabetic patients
Authors: Foss NT et al.
Publication: Rev Saude Publica. 2005 Aug; 39(4):677-82.
In this study, the authors observed a high prevalence of skin
lesions in people suffering from diabetes (both type 1 and type
2). Out of 403 diabetic patients, almost 83% have dermatophytosis
or athlete’s foot, and almost 67% have acne and actinic
degeneration (skin damage due to uv light or sunlight). There
are also cases of pyoderma (acute rash due to bacterial infection),
skin tumor, and foot ulcerations. There are also cases of necrobiosis
lipoidica (a disease commonly found in diabetics, marked by degeneration
of the collagen bundles beneath the skin) and other skin conditions.
The author suggests that diabetes increases the patients’
susceptibility to skin infections.