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Dermatitis, stasis on the leg

Dermatitis, stasis on the leg

Overview

This photograph shows a red to brownish discoloration just above the ankle, known as stasis dermatitis. It results from decreased blood flow. This patient is at risk for cellulitis, a deep infection in the skin.

Update Date 11/3/2014

Updated by: Richard J. Moskowitz, MD, Dermatologist in Private Practice, Mineola, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.