What causes contact dermatitis secondary to stasis dermatitis?

Updated: Mar 27, 2020
  • Author: Scott L Flugman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The development of contact dermatitis is especially problematic in the treatment of patients with stasis dermatitis. Chronic inflammation of the skin, coupled with the use of multiple topical medications (prescription and over-the-counter), frequently results in contact sensitization as a complication of stasis dermatitis. In addition, patients may become sensitized to rubber products found in some wraps and stockings.


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