Sean Klepper M.D.
Artur Zembowicz M.D....
- Affects the lower legs of middle-aged to elderly women with increased venous pressure
- Eczematous dermatitis with erythema, edema, scaling and sometimes oozing
- Brown pigmentation, ulceration and associated varicose veins can occur.
- Acute, subacute or chronic spongiotic dermatitis
- Dermal features of chronic venous hypertension:
- Lobular proliferation of capillaries
- Hemosiderin deposition
- the dermal changes begin in the upper dermis, but with chronicity may come to involve the entire dermis and even the subcutaneous fat.