LEG

By Gary M. White, MD

Amputation Site

Eczema, lichen simplex chronicus, allergic contact dermatitis, and pressure ulcers are common on stump sites. (Shown here is eczema with lichen simplex chronicus.)
Eczema with Lichen Simplex Chronicus

Allergic Contact Dermatitis. One should always consider performing patch testing as many patients may be allergic to artificial limb materials (e.g., plastics, adhesives) and ingredients of topical products applied to the stump (e.g., fragrances, quaternium-15).

Annular

Purpura Annularis Telangiectoides

Atrophy

Acrodermatitis Chronica Atrophicans

Blue

Minocycline Pigmentation
Minocycline Pigmentation

Bulla

Massive Lymphedema
Massive Lymphedema of the Leg

Insect Bites including flea bites.
Insect Bites

All the bullous diseases, see bulla. Bullous Erysipelas

Crust

Ecthyma
Ecthyma

Enlarged

Elephantiasis Nostras Verrucosa
Elephantiasis Nostras Verrucosa

Hereditary Lymphedema

Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome
Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome

Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens

Hyperkeratotic Papule

Hypertrophic Lichen Planus
Hypertrophic Lichen Planus

Squamous Cell Carcinoma/Keratoacanthoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Linear

Lichen Striatus and any of the various lesions that follow Blaschko's lines.

Superficial Thrombophlebitis

Vein Graft Site Dermatitis

Post-Stripping Sclerodermiform Dermatitis

Lipoatrophy

See Lipoatrophy

Nodule

Angiomyoma

Defect of the Fascia
Defect of the Fascia

Dermatofibroma
Dermatofibroma

Nodules

Erythema Nodosum
Erythema Nodosum

Primary Cutaneous Large B-Cell Lymphomas Of The Legs

Papules

Flat Warts
Flat Warts

Pigmentary Demarcation

Pigmentary Demarcation Lines
Pigmentary Demarcation Lines

Pruritus

Pants Paresthesia Syndrome. Itching along the inner thighs, usually in a man.

Purpura, Nonpalpable

Capillaritis
Capillaritis

Exercise-Induced Purpura
picture here

Alcohol-Induced Purpura/Vasculitis of Lower Legs

Purpura, Palpable

Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

Hypergammaglobulinemic Purpura of Waldenström

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis
Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis

All the various vasculitides
Vasculitis

Pustules

Folliculitis

Folliculitis of the Groin/Legs in a Woman

Red

Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis
Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis

Red, Scaly

Asteatotic Eczema

Majocchi Granuloma
Majocchi Granuloma

Bowen's Disease. A solitary lesion.
Bowen's Disease

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Hypertrophic Lichen Planus

Nummular Eczema
Nummular Eczema

Stasis Dermatitis
Stasis Dermatitis

Tinea Corporis
Tinea Pedis

Reticulated

See Livedo Reticularis
Livedo Reticularis

Ridge

Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis. Shown here in a darker-skinned patient--somewhat unusual.
Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis

Telangiectasias

Spider Veins
Spider Veins

Vascular

Reactive Angiomatosis
Reactive Angiomatosis

Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome. See enlarged above.

Varicose Veins

White

Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis
Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis

White Avascular Spots
White Avascular Spots

Xerosis

Xerosis
Xerosis

The various ichthyoses, e.g., ichthyosis vulgaris as shown here.
Ichthyosis Vulgaris

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