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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is necrobiosis lipoidica?

Necrobiosis lipoidica is a condition in which there is collagen (skin proteins) damage with inflammatory reactions, thickening of blood vessel walls, and fat deposition. The exact cause is unknown, but could be associated with blood vessel inflammation and immune system disorders.

Symptoms of necrobiosis lipoidica

  • History of diabetes or pre-diabetes

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Questions your doctor may ask to check for necrobiosis lipoidica

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose necrobiosis lipoidica

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

  • Do you have red skin or red spots on the skin?

Treatment for necrobiosis lipoidica

Treatment inclusdes antiflammatory drugs, creams or injections into the affected areas and photo-chemotherapy

View the symptoms of Necrobiosis Lipoidica

  • Red skin


  • Sibbald C, Reid S, Alavi A. Necrobiosis Lipoidica. Dermatol Clin. 2015 Jul;33(3):343-60. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2015.03.003. PMID: 26143418.

  • Tong LX, Penn L, Meehan SA, Kim RH. Necrobiosis lipoidica. Dermatol Online J. 2018 Dec 15;24(12):13030/qt0qg3b3zw. PMID: 30677798.

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