By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-03-28 12:02:02 -0500
Started 2009-07-21 14:21:45 -0500

My 14 year old daughter was just diagnosed with NLD. I can't find too much about it. Can you help me, please?

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Grandma Carolyn
Grandma Carolyn 2013-03-28 12:02:02 -0500 Report

I have had NLD for several years now, started out from a bug bite area about quarter sized, never got better - was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, after 2 years, and my doctor proscribed betametasone clortrimazol ointment for it - 2 times daily. NLD increased in size on left leg, and then attacked right leg, and both knees and elbows. After using the ointment for 7 years, with no improvement, and areas growing larger, i saw another doctor who told me the ointment was not to be used for more than a few weeks at a time, due to the steroids causing skin thinning. Now I have large areas on my right hand, both legs, a few smaller spots on arms, and denting in bones of left leg. New ointment of Protopic isn't working, and areas are getting painful. I'm going off on my own to try raw honey next for awhile to see if it helps. I have my diabetes under control, but am having problems with neuropathy now after so many years.

Avera 2009-07-22 00:47:01 -0500 Report

Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, NLD, is a rash which usually occurs on the legs. This rash is more common in women.

Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum usually occurs in patients with diabetes. The exact cause in not known.

That is about all that I know about it, but there is much information on the web. Here are some links for you to check out, some with pictures. Two of the sites also give you more links to check out. Sarguillo also found you a good one.

Hope this helps.