A year-old woman sought care for a pruritic rash on her lower legs. She also indicated that when she stood for long periods of time, she developed swelling in both of her legs. The family physician FP noted hyperpigmentation, scale, atrophy, erythema, and purplish discoloration of the lower legs, as well as varicose veins around the knees and upper legs. The FP diagnosed lipodermatosclerosis, venous stasis dermatitis, and venous insufficiency in this patient.
Rash on One Lower Leg Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions
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Rashes are dermatologic conditions that can affect the color, texture, and even sensation of the skin. They can develop on the skin anywhere on the body, and rashes on the lower extremities are common and can range from benign to serious. The following characteristics will likely be present if you are experiencing this symptom. Scratching is also an important symptom of a rash on the lower leg. Though scratching can be helpful in relieving any itchy sensation that may be occurring, it only offers temporary relief.
Read More. Like other inflammatory skin diseases, a wide range of conditions can cause ankle rashes. Rashes can appear on one or both ankles, and may or may not continue up the leg or down onto the foot.
A year-old man presented to his family physician FP with a palpable rash on his lower legs and abdomen that had first appeared 5 days earlier. He denied any history of anything like this before and said he was not feeling ill. The rash did itch a bit, but there was no associated pain. The only medication the patient was taking was ibuprofen for occasional mild headaches. He did take some ibuprofen the week before this rash started.