Pancreas disease and diabetes mellitus

Franco Rongioletti

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The main disease concerning the endocrine function of the pancreas is diabetes mellitus. Cutaneous manifestations are common in diabetes mellitus, with approximately 30% of patients experiencing some cutaneous involvement during the course of their illness. They can be classified as (1) non-infectious, including diseases with strong and weak associations with diabetes; (2) infectious; (3) related to complications because of vasculopathy and neuropathy; (4) related to complications of diabetes treatment. Skin manifestations generally appear during the course of diabetes but they may be first presenting sign or even precede the diagnosis of diabetes by many years. Patients with type 2 diabetes are more prone to develop skin infections, whereas those with type 1 more often have autoimmune-related diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical and Pathological Aspects of Skin Diseases in Endocrine, Metabolic, Nutritional and Deposition Disease
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781607611806
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Diabetic skin conditions
  • Diabetic vasculopathy
  • Iatrogenic
  • Infectious
  • Neuropathy
  • Non-infectious

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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