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What causes stasis dermatitis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Stasis dermatitis occurs when fluid builds up under the skin, making it hard for cells to receive necessary nutrients and eliminate wastes. This damages and inflames skin. Stasis dermatitis is often the result of conditions that cause circulation problems in the legs, such as varicose veins and congestive heart failure.

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