Skin-nontumor / Clinical Dermatology
Reviewer: Mowafak Hamodat, MB.CH.B, MSc., FRCPC, Eastern Health, St. Johns, Canada (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 2 August 2011, last major update August 2011
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● Due to chronic venous stasis, usually on lower extremities
● May have secondary infection and ulcers
● Common disorder of middle-aged and older individuals
● In the early stages, there is edema of the lower one-third of the legs, which have a shiny and erythematous appearance
● Subsequently, dry and scaly or crusted and weeping areas may develop
● Sometimes the changes are most prominent above the medial malleoli
Acute stasis dermatitis
● Characterstic lobular pattern of superficial and deep dermal neovascularization with dermal fibrosis, perivascular lymphocytic infiltrates, histiocytes and variable number of plasma cells, extravasated erythrocytes and hemosiderin laden macrophages
● Hyperplasia of endothelial cells
● Variable acanthosis and hyperkeratosis
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