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Blog posts tagged with 'venous stasis'

Chronic Lower Extremity Cellulitis - Treatment Options

Long term oral antibiotic treatment for patients with recurrent lower leg cellulitis

Edema of the lower leg frequently contributes to a superficial infection of the skin called cellulitis.  Cellulitis can often be treated, but if swelling persists, cellulitis will become chronic.   It’s important t...

May-Thurner Syndrome

Differential diagnosis for unilateral, left leg edemaMay-Thurner Syndrome

I saw a 53 year old female today for left ankle pain and chronic left leg swelling.  Swelling was pitting, meaning that with digital pressure to the skin, when you pull away, your finger leaves a divot, or pit in the skin.  Pitting edema classic...

Venous Stasis Dermatitis

What is venous hypertension and how does it cause venous stasis dermatitis?Venous stasis dermatitis

Hypertension most commonly refers to the overall pressure of the circulatory system, or what would be called high blood pressure.   The term hypertension can also be used to describe elevated pressures in specific regions o...