DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Abacterial, acute, sub-acute or chronic dermatitis of the distal lower legs accompanied by swelling, redness and a feeling of tension in chronic venous insufficiency.
HistologyThis section has been translated automatically.
Diffuse lympho-histiocytic infiltrates of the dermis, edema, fibrosis, thickening of the vascular walls,
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TherapyThis section has been translated automatically.
Primarily treatment of chronic venous insufficiency by decongestive measures. Elevation of the affected extremity is recommended to facilitate venous return. Compression therapy with short- or medium-stretch bandages. Lymphatic drainage can also be recommended when the dermatitis has subsided.
For the treatment of acute stasis dermatitis, apply a low-potency glucocorticoid in a preferably allergologically indifferent base(Vaselinum album, Unguentum emulsificans aquosum), e.g. 1% hydrocortisone ointment.
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Patients with stasis dermatitis are often sensitized to contact due to the long duration of the disease and numerous pre-treatments. Typical allergens are e.g. neomycin, wool wax, parabens, glucocorticoids, cetylstearyl alcohol.
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Outgoing links (5)Chronic venous insufficiency (overview); Dermatoliposclerosis; Unguentum emulsificans aquosum; Vaseline; Venous leg ulcer;
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