Scleroderma-like lesions in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

  title={Scleroderma-like lesions in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.},
  author={U. F. Haustein},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  volume={13 1},
  • U. F. Haustein
  • Published 1999 in
    Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology…
We report on two patients (one female 42 years, one male 47 years) suffering from insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) for more than 20 years. Both patients exhibited sclerodactyly and sclerosis of the hands and lower arms as well as swelling and slight contracture of the distal interphalangeal joints. Interestingly, internal organs were not involved and autoantibodies characteristic for scleroderma were missing. Poor utilization and excess of glucose seem to be responsible for the… CONTINUE READING