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2020 Mar 06

Clin Exp Dermatol

Lipodermatosclerosis of the pendulous abdomen.


Frewen J, Hughes AJ, Denny J, Natkunarajah J
Clin Exp Dermatol. 2020 Mar 06.
PMID: 32141633.


We present a rare case of blistering over the abdomen caused by lipodermatosclerosis, a chronic fibrosing panniculitis secondary to venous hypertension (1). It is commonly seen on the lower legs in older patients. Lipodermatosclerosis is characterised by erythema and pain in the acute phase, often mimicking cellulitis. This progresses to 'woody' indurated plaques and pigmentation in the chronic phase.