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Lipodermatosclerosis


Other Names for this Disease

  • Acute lipodermatosclerosis
  • Hypodermitis sclerodermaformis
  • Sclerosing panniculitis
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Overview

Lipodermatosclerosis is a form of panniculitis that affects the legs.[1] It is characterized by inflammation of the layer of fat under the skin.[2] Signs and symptoms include pain, hardening of skin, change in skin color (redness), swelling, and a tapering of the legs above the ankles.[175][1][3] The condition often occurs in people who have venous insufficiency.[3]
Last updated: 4/24/2013

References

  1. Bruce AJ. et al. Lipodermatosclerosis: Review of cases evaluated at Mayo Clinic. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002;
  2. Ginsburg PM, Ehrenpreis ED. NORD Guide to Rare Disorders. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2003;
  3. Duffill M. Lipodermatosclerosis. DermNet. June 2011; http://www.dermnetnz.org/vascular/lipodermatosclerosis.html. Accessed 7/21/2011.
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Basic Information

  • DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
  • The NYU Langone Medical Center Web site has a information page on chronic venous insufficiency. Click on the link to view the page.
  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.

In Depth Information

  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Lipodermatosclerosis. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.

Selected Full-Text Journal Articles

  • Worley CA. “It hurts when I walk:” Venous stasis disease – Differential Diagnosis and Treatment. Dermatol Nurs. 2006;18(6): 582-583. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/551358. Accessed February 15, 2008. You may have to register to view the article, but registration is free.
  • Worley CA. “It hurts when I walk:” Venous stasis disease – Etiology and Assessment. Dermatol Nurs. 2006;18(6):480-481. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/548009. Accessed February 15, 2008. You may have to register to view the article, but registration is free.
  • Phelps RG, Shoji T.Update on Panniculitis. The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. 2001; 68(4):262–267. http://www.cgdms.org/msjournal/68/6845262.shtml Accessed February 13, 2008.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Acute lipodermatosclerosis
  • Hypodermitis sclerodermaformis
  • Sclerosing panniculitis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.