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26 Possible Causes for Discoloration of the Lower Extremity, Lower Extremity Cellulitis

  • Venous Stasis Ulcer

    Compression therapy helps prevent reflux, decreases release of inflammatory cytokines, and reduces fluid leakage from capillaries, thereby controlling lower extremity edema[woundcareadvisor.com] Location Venous stasis ulcer is basically located and found at the distal extremity, lower leg.[howshealth.com] extremity edema and VSU recurrence. 14,16 Goals of compression therapy are to reduce symptoms, prevent secondary complications, and slow disease progression. 14,16 In patients[uspharmacist.com]

  • Varicose Veins

    Severe venous reflux can result in skin discoloration, severe swelling, and lower extremity wounds that do not heal well.[health.ucsd.edu] Any vein can become weakened, but the most commonly affected areas are the lower extremities.[kentucky.com] Further complications may include discoloration of the skin, visible ulcers, bleeding or weeping of the veins or infections.[kentucky.com]

  • Stasis Dermatitis

    A 55-year-old-woman was admitted to the hospital to rule out bilateral lower extremity cellulitis.[accesssurgery.mhmedical.com] Symptoms Swelling around the ankles that usually goes away while you’re asleep but comes back the next day Discoloration of the skin or hyperpigmentation on the lower extremities[verywellhealth.com] Early signs of chronic venous insufficiency include the development of prominent telangiectatic (aka spider) and reticular veins, venous blebs, and lower extremity edema.[derm101.com]

  • Varicose Ulcer

    Compression therapy helps prevent reflux, decreases release of inflammatory cytokines, and reduces fluid leakage from capillaries, thereby controlling lower extremity edema[woundcareadvisor.com] As the edema and hypertension continue, the skin of the lower extremities may actually leak plasma.[podiatrytoday.com] Associated findings include lower extremity varicosities, edema, venous dermatitis, and lipodermatosclerosis.[aafp.org]

  • Edema

    Bilateral lower extremity edema Bilateral Edema Nonpitting Pitting Nontender Tender Fast Slow LowLymphedema Venous protein hypertension state Elevated neck veins?[slideshare.net] extremities, with brownish discoloration, discomfort but not marked pain, and sometimes skin ulcers Often associated with varicose veins Clinical evaluation Extrinsic venous[merckmanuals.com] Leg Swelling: Symptom of Pitting Edema Leg swelling generally occurs because of an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the lower extremity.[medicinenet.com]

  • Thrombosis

    extremity 1 Collateral superficial veins (non-varicose) 1 Alternative diagnosis as likely or greater than that of proximal DVT (More common alternative diagnoses include[physio-pedia.com] Patients with venous thrombosis may have variable discoloration of the lower extremity.[emedicine.medscape.com] […] of the lower extremity Blanched appearance of the leg because of edema (relatively rare) Potential complications of DVT include the following: As many as 40% of patients[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

    extremity 1 Collateral superficial veins (non-varicose) 1 Alternative diagnosis as likely or greater than that of proximal DVT (More common alternative diagnoses include[physio-pedia.com] The patient's left lower extremity was discolored, tender, and swollen, although it had not progressed to venous gangrene or dermal necrosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients with venous thrombosis may have variable discoloration of the lower extremity.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens

    Diagnosis of PCD can be made clinically. 7 ) Doppler ultrasound can identify occlusion in both the arteries and the veins of the lower extremities, which is a good first choice[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient returned to the Emergency Department a week later for worsening pain and bluish discoloration of her bilateral lower extremities.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] After five days of therapeutic heparin, the patient's clinical response was inadequate due to progressive pain and discoloration of bilateral lower extremities; therefore,[ijcasereportsandimages.com]

  • Periodontitis

    Diagnosis of PCD can be made clinically.7) Doppler ultrasound can identify occlusion in both the arteries and the veins of the lower extremities, which is a good first choice[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] PCD is the term used to describe lower-extremity DVT that causes limb ischemia, and is characterized by severe swelling and blue discoloration of the extremity.[ebmedicine.net] Postoperatively he developed painful diffuse swelling of his left lower extremity with bluish discoloration (Figure 58-1).[accesssurgery.mhmedical.com]

  • Thrombophlebitis

    Results The most common clinical presentation was with painful nodules mimicking erythema nodosum on the lower extremities. Other sites were on the abdomen and trunk.[actasdermo.org] Superficial thrombophlebitis illustration Superficial thrombophlebitis - illustration Shown here is erythema following the vascular pattern on a lower extremity.[huronregional.org] In cases of DVT, mild-to-moderate edema, erythema, and tenderness prevail. [88] A discrete cord rarely is palpable in persons with DVT, especially DVT in a lower extremity[emedicine.medscape.com]

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