What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of stasis dermatitis?

Updated: Mar 27, 2020
  • Author: Scott L Flugman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Blood tests are generally not helpful in the management of stasis dermatitis, except in a patient in whom cellulitis and/or sepsis are suspected. An exception is the patient with stasis dermatitis due to venous thrombosis; such patients need a thorough hematologic workup to rule out underlying hypercoagulability states.


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