Photoessay: The Skin and Diabetes Mellitus

by A Huntley

Dermatology Online Journal, December 1995
Volume 1, Number 2

Kyrle Disease

Another rare but distinct dermatosis of diabetes mellitus is Kyrle disease. This is most commonly encountered in the diabetics undergoing hemodialysis for renal failure. It may also occur in patients who only have diabetes or who have renal failure and not diabetes. Affected patients have papules with horny plugs especially involving extensor surfaces of the extremities.

Fig 67. Patient with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and diabetic renal failure who developed typical lesions of Kyrle's disease. This patient was first encountered in the hemodialysis unit.

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