Stasis dermatitis

    Article Contributors: 
    Sean Klepper M.D.
    Artur Zembowicz M.D....

    Clinical Features:

    • 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.

    Histologic Features:

    • Acute, subacute or chronic spongiotic dermatitis
    • Dermal features of chronic venous hypertension:
      • Lobular proliferation of capillaries
      • Hemorrhage
      • Hemosiderin deposition
      • Fibrosis
    • the dermal changes begin in the upper dermis, but with chronicity may come to involve the entire dermis and even the subcutaneous fat.
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  • Stasis dermatitis
    Author: Artur Zembowicz M.D. Ph.D.

    Conference: Teaching Collection