Insulin Dermatitis of a Teenager

Majid Ali, M.D.

Insulin in excess is toxic to the skin and causes areas of inflammation with dryness , roughening of texture, and excess pigmentation often associated with loss of pigmentation. I coin the term “insulin dermatitis” for such skin changes. Insulin dermatitis clears up when excess insulin (hyperinsulinism) is reversed. The photograph below illustrates features of insulin dermatitis in an 18-year-old girl.



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