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A 27-year-old male asked:

swelling from mid calf to ankle. missing hair. area often very cold. abi was normal. feel pulse on lateral (peroneal) side when leg elevated. plz help?

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Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 38 years experience
Vascular vs. Allergy: The first suspicion raised by your symptoms is vascular compromise. One cannot normally feel a genuine pulse on the peroneal (fibular or lateral) side. Missing hair and cold lower legs is most pathognomonic of vascular insufficiency. Are you sure about the normal ABI? Other things which could cause these symptoms include Autoimmune disorders and possibly chronic phlebitis. Best get it checked

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