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erythema and scaling of the lower extremities due to impaired venous circulation, seen commonly in older women or secondary to deep vein thrombosis, the latter with rapid onset and swelling.
stasis dermatitisDermatology Skin changes that follow blood stasis due to varicose veins, CHF, etc with swelling of lower extremities, especially feet and ankles; due to extravasation of fluid into adjacent tissue, which interferes with regional nutrition and disposal of intracellular metabolites Clinical Skin pigmented, inflamed, open ulcers that heal slowly, early skin atrophy, followed by thickening due to itching
sta·sis der·ma·ti·tis(stā'sis dĕr'mă-tī'tis)
Erythema and scaling of the lower limbs due to impaired venous circulation; seen commonly in older women or secondary to deep vein thrombosis.
Eczema of the legs with edema, pigmentation, and sometimes chronic inflammation. It is usually due to impaired return of blood from the legs. Compression stockings help the rash to resolve gradually. See: illustrationillustration
See also: dermatitis