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What is venous stasis dermatitis?

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Venous stasis dermatitis happens when there's a problem with your veins, usually in your lower legs, that keeps blood from moving through very well. As more fluid and pressure build, some of the blood leaks out of your veins and into your skin.

SOURCES:

National Eczema Association: "Stasis Dermatitis."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Stasis dermatitis."

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Stasis Dermatitis."

DermNet New Zealand: "Venous eczema."

Mayo Clinic: "Stasis dermatitis."

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 26, 2020

SOURCES:

National Eczema Association: "Stasis Dermatitis."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Stasis dermatitis."

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Stasis Dermatitis."

DermNet New Zealand: "Venous eczema."

Mayo Clinic: "Stasis dermatitis."

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 26, 2020

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