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

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