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How does stasis dermatitis affect the body?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Stasis dermatitis affects the skin, usually on the lower part of the legs. Typically, stasis dermatitis occurs when fluid builds up under the skin, especially around the ankles. As fluid builds up, skin cells may become damaged and inflamed. The skin becomes red and itchy. At times, skin can become so damaged that an open sore forms.

Stasis dermatitis is often associated with circulation problems, though it does not cause poor circulation.

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