Stasis Dermatitis

 Stasis Dermatitis

 

Stasis dermatitis refers to the skin changes that occur in the leg as a result of “stasis” or blood pooling from insufficient venous return; the alternative name of varicose eczema comes from a common cause of this being varicose veins.

Symptoms:

·         The skin appears thin, brown and tissue-like, with possible skin lesions (macule or patches), red spots, superficial skin irritation and /or darkening and/or thickening of the skin at the ankles or legs.

·         The skin may be weakened and ulcerate in areas.

·         Legs, ankles, or other areas may be swollen

·         Open sores, ulcers

·         Itching and/or leg pains