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Kyrle Disease

A Rare Dermatologic Condition Associated with the Diabetic Foot

Myron Bodman Department of Podiatric Medicine, Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, Independence, OH.

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We report two cases of biopsy-confirmed Kyrle disease. Kyrle disease is one of the perforating dermatoses associated with diabetic patients undergoing renal dialysis. In this report, we describe the clinical and histopathologic features, the differential diagnoses, and successful treatment of this unusual disorder.

Corresponding author: Myron Bodman, DPM, Department of Podiatric Medicine, Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, 6000 Rockside Woods Blvd, Independence, OH 44131. (E-mail: mbodman1@kent.edu)