Dermatoses in elderly diabetic patients


D.O. Ladygina (1), A.V. Zheleznyakova (2)

1) Central Clinical Hospital with a polyclinic of the Administrative Department of the President of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia; 2) National Medical Research Center of Endocrinology, Moscow, Russia
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common chronic age-associated disease, which is becoming a non-infectious epidemic worldwide, and affects many organs, including the skin. Diabetic patients can have completely different dermatological manifestations, which differ in severity, pathogenesis, and degree of manifestation. The article presents data on the most common dermatoses in elderly diabetic patients; identifies the main links of their pathogenesis and diagnostic methods. Considering the fact that skin lesions in elderly diabetic patients can cause certain difficulties in diagnosis and choice of therapeutic tactics, the features of treatment and the need to combine the efforts of doctors of various specialties (endocrinologist, dermatologist, surgeon, allergologist, gerontologist) to achieve the goal of treatment are discussed.

About the Autors

Corresponding author: Anna V. Zheleznyakova, Cand. Sci. (Med.), Senior Researcher, National Medical Research Center of Endocrinology, Moscow, Russia;

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