What monitoring is required following the treatment of stasis dermatitis?

Updated: Mar 27, 2020
  • Author: Scott L Flugman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Stasis dermatitis is a chronic condition. Acute exacerbations of this disorder should be closely monitored with weekly office visits, with careful observation for signs of infection. However, patients with long-standing stasis dermatitis may be able to manage the disease on their own with the use of compression stockings, elevation, proper skin care, and short courses of topical steroids for inflammatory exacerbations. The clinician must be vigilant in treating any signs of cutaneous ulceration with close follow-up care to ensure that ulceration does not become a chronic problem.


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