Necrobiosis Lipoidica Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 06, 2020
  • Author: Cheryl J Barnes, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is necrobiosis lipoidica?

What causes necrobiosis lipoidica, and what are the comorbidities?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of necrobiosis lipoidica?

What is the prevalence of necrobiosis lipoidica in the US?

What is the prognosis of necrobiosis lipoidica?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of necrobiosis lipoidica?

Which physical findings are characteristic of necrobiosis lipoidica?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of necrobiosis lipoidica?

What are the differential diagnoses for Necrobiosis Lipoidica?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of necrobiosis lipoidica?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of necrobiosis lipoidica?

Treatment

How is necrobiosis lipoidica treated?

What is the efficacy of topical treatments for necrobiosis lipoidica?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of necrobiosis lipoidica?

What is the role of laser therapy in the treatment of necrobiosis lipoidica?

What is the role of antiplatelet aggregation therapy in the treatment of necrobiosis lipoidica?

What is the role of TNF-alpha inhibition in the treatment of necrobiosis lipoidica?

Medications

What is the efficacy of medications used in the treatment of necrobiosis lipoidica?

Which medications in the drug class Retinoid-like Agents, Topical are used in the treatment of Necrobiosis Lipoidica?

Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants, Hematologic are used in the treatment of Necrobiosis Lipoidica?

Which medications in the drug class Immunomodulators are used in the treatment of Necrobiosis Lipoidica?

Which medications in the drug class B Vitamins are used in the treatment of Necrobiosis Lipoidica?

Which medications in the drug class Antiplatelet Agents are used in the treatment of Necrobiosis Lipoidica?

Which medications in the drug class Hemorheologic Agents are used in the treatment of Necrobiosis Lipoidica?