Necrobiosis Lipoidica in a 9-Year-Old Girl with New-Onset Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Article first published online: 7 JUL 2008
Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 316–319, August 2001
How to Cite
Szabo, R. M. , Harris, G. D. and Burke, W. A. (2001), Necrobiosis Lipoidica in a 9-Year-Old Girl with New-Onset Type II Diabetes Mellitus. Pediatric Dermatology, 18: 316–319. doi: 10.1046/j.1525-1470.2001.01935.x
- Issue published online: 7 JUL 2008
- Article first published online: 7 JUL 2008
Necrobiosis lipoidica (NL) is an idiopathic dermatologic condition that is strongly associated with, but not pathognomonic for, diabetes mellitus. It is more commonly seen in women than men and in adults than children. We present the youngest child, to our knowledge, diagnosed with NL at initial presentation with type II diabetes mellitus. We review the literature and discuss pathogenesis, clinical features, and treatment options for NL.