How is bullous disease of diabetes (bullosis diabeticorum) treated?

Updated: Dec 06, 2019
  • Author: Sofia Junaid Syed, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Specific treatment of bullous disease of diabetes (bullosis diabeticorum) is unnecessary because the condition is self-limiting. The blister should be left intact whenever possible to serve as a sterile dressing and to avoid secondary infection. Drug therapy (ie, antibiotics) is only warranted when secondary staphylococcal infection is present. For recurrent lower limb bullous diabeticorum, successful treatment with autologous bone marrow mesenchymal cell transplantation therapy has been reported. [23]

See Diabetic Ulcers, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus for more information.


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