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Case Reports in Endocrinology
Volume 2018, Article ID 9513768, 3 pages
Case Report

Scleredema Diabeticorum with Superimposed Cellulitis and Abscess Formation

1Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Binav Shrestha; moc.liamg@ahtserhsvanib

Received 11 February 2018; Revised 4 March 2018; Accepted 13 March 2018; Published 16 April 2018

Academic Editor: Michael P. Kane

Copyright © 2018 Binav Shrestha 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.


Scleredema diabeticorum is a rare cutaneous manifestation of diabetes mellitus. We present a case of an obese male with poorly controlled diabetes who came to the hospital with upper back pain and subsequently developed sepsis due to a small deep-seated abscess in his back that was drained and treated with antibiotics. He was also found to have extensive induration of the skin over his back and neck. Skin biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of scleredema diabeticorum.