Cutaneous anaesthesia in necrobiosis lipoidica.

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TitleCutaneous anaesthesia in necrobiosis lipoidica.
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsMann RJ, Harman RR
Abbrev. JournalBr. J. Dermatol.
JournalThe British journal of dermatology
Year of Publication1984
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAdult, Aged, Diagnosis, Differential, Female, Humans, Leprosy, Male, Middle Aged, Necrobiosis Lipoidica, Nervous System Diseases, Sensation

Cutaneous sensation in plaques of necrobiosis lipoidica was assessed in five non-diabetic and seven diabetic patients. Eleven of the twelve showed partial or complete anaesthesia of the affected skin. These findings are important in the differential diagnosis of tuberculoid leprosy. Further studies of nerve function in cutaneous granulomas need to be carried out.

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