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Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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What is Bullosis Diabeticorum?

A condition in which blisters appear on the arms, hands and legs, typically seen in long-standing or poorly controlled diabetes.

Typical Symptoms of Bullosis Diabeticorum

  • History of diabetes requiring medications

  • Blisters on the hands and/or feet

  • Skin blisters that break easily

  • Blisters

  • Skin problem of the legs, in the area between thigh and ankle

  • Hands and feet are cold

  • History of diabetes or pre-diabetes

  • Numbness or abnormal sensation

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Bullosis Diabeticorum

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Have you ever been treated for diabetes?

  • Do you have skin blisters?

  • Are your hands and feet cold?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes?

  • Do you feel any numbness or altered sensation?

Treatmentof Bullosis Diabeticorum

Avoid bursting the blisters to prevent infection. Maintaining good blood sugar control will aid in blister healing.

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References

  • Chouk C, Litaiem N. Bullosis Diabeticorum. 2021 Jun 5. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan–. PMID: 30969694.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK539872/

  • Taylor SP, Dunn K. Bullosis Diabeticorum. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Feb;32(2):220. doi: 10.1007/s11606-016-3802-3. Epub 2016 Jul 11. PMID: 27400924; PMCID: PMC5264667.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11606-016-3802-3

  • Michael MJ, Mefford JM, Lahham S, Chandwani CE. Bullosis Diabeticorum. West J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar;17(2):188. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2016.1.29710. Epub 2016 Mar 2. PMID: 26973748; PMCID: PMC4786242.

    https://escholarship.org/uc/item/98p865ts

  • Kurdi AT. Bullosis diabeticorum. Lancet. 2013 Nov 30;382(9907):e31. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60145-2. Epub 2013 May 24. PMID: 23706658.

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)60145-2/fulltext

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Reviewed By:

Sarita Nori, MD

Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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