stasis dermatitis

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stasis dermatitis

[′stā·səs ‚dər·mə′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
Chronic inflammation of the skin of the legs, resulting from poor circulation.
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VARICOSE eczema happens around the ankles and lower legs when there is poor circulation, coupled with a history of eczema.
This stems from my time working with the district nursing team--a time of leg ulcers, pressure sores and varicose eczema.
Eczema most commonly appears where the skin creases, such as on the inside of elbows and wrists or behind the knees - although in varicose eczema, caused by poor circulation, it appears on the lower legs.
Varicose eczema affects the lower legs; it is associated with varicose veins and is caused by poor circulation.