Stasis dermatitis - Skin
Stasis dermatitis is often mistaken for cellulitis. Unlike cellulitis, the lesions of stasis dermatitis are often scaly and present bilaterally. While the patient may complain of severe pain and present with a red leg, signs of infection (fever, elevated white blood cell count, lymphadenopathy, lymphatic streaking) will be absent. Frequently, other signs of venous insufficiency will also be apparent on physical examination.
I83.10 – Varicose veins of unspecified lower extremity with inflammation
35498005 – Stasis dermatitis
- Cellulitis – Patient is more likely to be febrile and ill-appearing. There is less associated scale in cellulitis.
- Contact dermatitis – Concomitant contact dermatitis in patients with stasis dermatitis is common, often because these patients self-treat with many topical agents prior to seeking medical attention.
- Erythema nodosum (usually without scale)
- Eczema craquele
- Atopic dermatitis
- Tinea corporis or pedis – A potassium hydroxide preparation should be performed to rule out this entity.
- Majocchi's granuloma
- Necrobiosis lipoidica
- Pretibial myxedema
- Nummular dermatitis
- Lichen simplex chronicus
- Capillaritis and other pigmented purpuras