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What is the medical term for a blocked artery that's swollen and caused the skin to split?

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Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology

In brief: Skin splitting

Blocked arteries do not cause the skin to split.
This usually occurs when one has eczema, which is not a problem of the circulation. If an artery supplying the skin does get completely blocked, it can cause the area of the skin supplied by that artery to die and to slough off.

In brief: Skin splitting

Blocked arteries do not cause the skin to split.
This usually occurs when one has eczema, which is not a problem of the circulation. If an artery supplying the skin does get completely blocked, it can cause the area of the skin supplied by that artery to die and to slough off.
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