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Is eczema different than stasis dermatitis?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes

Stasis dermatitis is a lower leg condition in which the legs develop a rash because blood pools there due to circulatory issues, usually veins that don't work.
Stasis is a greek word meaning to stand still. Eczema is a greek word meaning to boil over, and it is usually used synonymously with atopic dermatitis, an itchy, rashy allergic skin disease around elbows, knees, hands, face; or all over body.

In brief: Yes

Stasis dermatitis is a lower leg condition in which the legs develop a rash because blood pools there due to circulatory issues, usually veins that don't work.
Stasis is a greek word meaning to stand still. Eczema is a greek word meaning to boil over, and it is usually used synonymously with atopic dermatitis, an itchy, rashy allergic skin disease around elbows, knees, hands, face; or all over body.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Eczema vs stasis

These are two different skin conditions that are unrelated.
Eczema (many types) have a dry appearance and are unrelated the diseases of the veins. Stasis dermatitis is related to a condition of the veins. While different, they can coexist.

In brief: Eczema vs stasis

These are two different skin conditions that are unrelated.
Eczema (many types) have a dry appearance and are unrelated the diseases of the veins. Stasis dermatitis is related to a condition of the veins. While different, they can coexist.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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