Dermatitis, stasis
A skin irritation on the lower legs, generally related to circulatory problems. Stasis refers to a stoppage or slowdown in the flow of blood (or other body fluid such as lymph). A stasis ulcer is an ulcer (a crater) that develops in an area in which the circulation is sluggish and the venous return (the return of venous blood toward the heart) is poor. A common location for stasis ulcers is on the ankle. "Stasis" is a Greek word meaning "the posture for standing" and is derived from the Greek "histemi" meaning "to make stand still."

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Stasis dermatitis — Classification and external resources ICD 10 I83.1 ICD 9 454.1 Stasis dermatitis (also known …   Wikipedia

  • Dermatitis herpetiformis — Classification and external resources Dermatitis herpetiformis characteristic rash ICD 10 L …   Wikipedia

  • Dermatitis — Classification and external resources Dermatitis of the hand. ICD 10 L20 L …   Wikipedia

  • dermatitis — /derr meuh tuy tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the skin. [1875 80; DERMAT + ITIS] * * * or eczema Inflammation of the skin, usually itchy, with redness, swelling, and blistering. Causes and patterns vary. Contact dermatitis appears at the site… …   Universalium

  • Stasis dermatitis — A skin irritation on the lower legs generally related to circulatory problems. Stasis refers to a stoppage or slowdown in the flow of blood (or other body fluid such as lymph). A stasis ulcer is an ulcer (a crater) that develops in an area in… …   Medical dictionary

  • Dermatitis — Inflammation of the skin, either due to direct contact with an irritating substance, or to an allergic reaction. Symptoms of dermatitis include redness, itching, and in some cases blistering. There are two types of dermatitis: eczematous (eczema) …   Medical dictionary

  • stasis dermatitis —       a type of dermatitis (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • stasis eczema — see under dermatitis …   Medical dictionary

  • Seborrhoeic dermatitis — Classification and external resources ICD 10 L21 …   Wikipedia

  • Contact dermatitis — Classification and external resources Rash resulting from skin reactions. ICD 10 L …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”