What are the dermatologic manifestations of venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The characteristic skin changes of lipodermatosclerosis in the lower extremities include capillary proliferation, fat necrosis, and fibrosis of skin and subcutaneous tissues. Skin becomes reddish or brown because of the deposition of hemosiderin from red blood cells. [16]


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