Lipodermatosclerosis

Common Name(s)

Lipodermatosclerosis

Lipodermatosclerosis refers to changes in the skin of the lower legs. It is a form of panniculitis (inflammation of the layer of fat under the skin). Signs and symptoms include pain, hardening of skin, change in skin color (redness), swelling, and a tapering of the legs above the ankles. The exact underlying cause is unknown; however, it appears to be associated with venous insufficiency and/or obesity. Treatment usually includes compression therapy.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Lipodermatosclerosis" returned 11 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Lipodermatosclerosis secondary to pemetrexed use.
 

Author(s): Marina Shuster, Keith Morley, Jennifer Logan, Lecia V Sequist, Alice Shaw, Panos Fidias, Daniela Kroshinsky

Journal: J Thorac Oncol. 2015 Mar;10(3):e11-2.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Skin iron deposition characterises lipodermatosclerosis and leg ulcer.
 

Author(s): A Caggiati, C Rosi, A Casini, M Cirenza, V Petrozza, M C Acconcia, P Zamboni

Journal: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2010 Dec;40(6):777-82.

 

It is commonly reported that chronic venous disease (CVD) increases the skin iron content in which the excess is stored as haemosiderin. Despite increasing interest in the role of haemosiderin in venous ulceration, no study has systematically evaluated the occurrence of iron overload ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Lipodermatosclerosis: a commonly misdiagnosed complication of chronic venous insufficiency.
 

Author(s): Mohammad Kazem Fallahzadeh, Mohammad Khalesi, Mohammad Reza Namazi

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Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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