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Lipodermatosclerosis


Other Names for this Disease
  • Acute lipodermatosclerosis
  • Hypodermitis sclerodermaformis
  • Sclerosing panniculitis
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Treatment

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How might lipodermatosclerosis be treated?

Lipodermatosclerosis is primarily treated with compression therapy to improve venous insufficiency.[1] Other strategies for managing venous insufficiency include leg elevation; not sitting or standing in one place for long periods of time; regular exercise; and weight loss if overweight or obese.[2] Some affected people may require medications to prevent blood clotting; reduce pain and inflammation; and/or increase blood flow. Depending on the severity of the condition and the response to initial treatments, vein surgery may be recommended.[1]
Last updated: 12/31/2014

References
  1. Mark Duffill. Lipodermatosclerosis. DermNet NZ. December 2013; http://www.dermnetnz.org/vascular/lipodermatosclerosis.html.
  2. Venous Insufficiency. MedlinePlus. May 2014; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000203.htm.


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.