Varicose eczema | definition of varicose eczema by Medical dictionary
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eczema occurring over areas in which the skin has been compromised by varicosities.
varicose eczema pruritic, eczematous, scaly patches on skin of lower (medial one-third) leg, in association with chronic venous stasis, limb oedema and poor venous return; may predate venous ulcer formation
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-- affects the lower legs of older people and is caused by poor circulation.
There may also be uncomfortable itching - a condition known as varicose eczema
is often to blame.
Leg ulcers often develop when the circulation is compromised, often in areas where there is varicose eczema
and varicose veins.
They say it might be varicose eczema
or that the nerve endings may be damaged and are extra-sensitive.