What is the prognosis of bullous disease of diabetes (bullosis diabeticorum)?

Updated: Feb 04, 2019
  • Author: Maureen B Poh-Fitzpatrick, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Bullous disease of diabetes (bullosis diabeticorum) blisters typically heal spontaneously, within 2-6 weeks. Although secondary infection may develop, the prognosis for bullous disease of diabetes is typically good. Bullous disease of diabetes lesions often heal without significant scarring, but they may be recurrent and also may lead to ulceration. [13] There have also been reports of osteomyelitis arising at a site of bullous disease of diabetes [16] and reports of amputation due to infection. [17]


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