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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 352579, 4 pages
Case Report

Remission of Ulcerated Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum after Bariatric Surgery

1Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Adnan Menderes Bulvari, Vatan Caddesi, Fatih, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, 35340 Izmir, Turkey

Received 22 March 2013; Accepted 23 April 2013

Academic Editors: T. Hoashi and J. C. Szepietowski

Copyright © 2013 Suleyman Bozkurt et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 32-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus suffering from morbid obesity with BMI 45,14 kg/m2 was operated on. Not only the type 2DM but also one of its complication known as necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum remitted postoperatively. Obesity should no longer be regarded simply as a cosmetic problem affecting certain individuals but an epidemic that threatens global well-being. It causes or exacerbates many health problems, and in particular, it is associated with the type 2 diabetes. Necrobiosis lipoidica is a granulomatous skin disease of unknown etiology, associated mainly with diabetes mellitus. We presented in this paper a morbid obese case of necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum with dramatic good response to bariatric surgery.