Other Names for this Disease
- Acute lipodermatosclerosis
- Hypodermitis sclerodermaformis
- Sclerosing panniculitis
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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.Lipodermatosclerosis refers to changes in the skin of the lower legs. It is a form of
Last updated: 12/31/2014
- Bruce AJ. et al. Lipodermatosclerosis: Review of cases evaluated at Mayo Clinic. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002;
- Mark Duffill. Lipodermatosclerosis. DermNet NZ. December 2013; http://www.dermnetnz.org/vascular/lipodermatosclerosis.html.
- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
- 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.