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5 Facts you should know about

Necrobiosis lipoidica

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1

Necrobiosis lipoidica is a rare,

chronic granulomatous disease of the skin.

2

It is characterized by a rash

that occurs on the lower legs - most often occur on both shins and are rarely found in other sites.

3

Skin involvement usually begins

as red-brown or violaceous papules, plaques, or nodules and rapidly progresses to yellow-brown, atrophic, telangiectatic plaques.

4

The plaques may persist for years.

5

It is more common in women,

and there are usually several spots.

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