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On the page below, you will see pictures and links to information about the many conditions that can affect the legs in adults. For younger adults, bug bites and allergic reactions, like poison ivy, are common. Sometimes, allergic reactions that involve large parts of the body, known as hives (urticaria), can significantly involve the legs. Eczema and psoriasis are long-standing inflammatory conditions that can involve the legs. As we age, more problems can plague the legs. Varicose veins are often seen in older adults and are due to the inability of the leg veins to drain blood well. When the damage progresses to involve deeper veins, a skin change called stasis dermatitis can develop that eventually leads to stasis ulcers.
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Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis) This image displays actinic keratosis of the legs.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis The well-demarcated line correlates with elastic in nylon stockings that caused this allergic reaction.
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) Basal cell carcinoma can look like an ulcer.
Bedbug Bite Bedbug bites can have a central darker area within the red circle of inflammation.
Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers) A pressure ulcer can be seen on the outer ankle area.
Boils (Furunculosis) This person has several scattered furuncules (boils).
Bug Bite or Sting Insect bites in exposed skin areas may be numerous and leave flat, brown marks for weeks after the bites are…
Capillaritis This image displays numerous "cayenne pepper" flat lesions are formed when blood leaks into the skin.
Cellulitis Red streaking may indicate that the infection is spreading.
Dermatofibroma Dermatofibromas are usually very firm to hard to the touch. They are most frequent on the arms and legs but can…
Diabetic Dermopathy Brown, scar-like, slightly elevated lesions on the legs are typical in long-standing diabetics.
Dry Skin (Xerosis) This image displays cracks due to dry skin.
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) In atopic dermatitis, the skin is often dry with elevated hair follicles.
Erythema Nodosum This image displays multiple red lesions on a leg, typical of erythema nodosum.
Erythrasma This image shows the pink-red fluorescence of corynebacteria, an infection of the body folds known as…
Flea Bite Small bug bites that occur on the ankles are often due to fleas.
Folliculitis This image displays a close-up of folliculitis with one of the lesions being pus-filled.
Granuloma Annulare The typical lesions of granuloma annulare are ring-like, brownish-red, and slightly elevated lesions.
Hives (Urticaria) This image displays a giant, round, hive-like lesion.
Irritant Contact Dermatitis This image displays irritant dermatitis, an irritation caused by a direct chemical reaction or friction on the…
Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris) This image displays the sharp, accentuated edge of the skin affected with tinea cruris.
Keratosis Pilaris This image displays tiny, scaly elevations of the skin around the hair follicle typical of keratosis pilaris.
Lentigo Simplex The two dark brown, flat marks are typical of lentigos.
Lichen Planus Lichen planus (seen near the ankle area here) often has a purple-brown discoloration, sometimes with scale.
Lichen Simplex Chronicus This image displays thickening of the skin typical of lichen simplex chronicus.
Melanoma Small, but irregular, black and brown pigment is a sign of a melanoma, a serious skin cancer. Any new pigmented…
Nummular Dermatitis This image displays a severe case of nummular dermatitis.
Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac This image displays broad areas of inflammation with a linear pattern typical of poison ivy (Eastern U.S.) or…
Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation may look almost purple-brown in darker-skinned individuals and take…
Psoriasis Psoriasis can be slightly scaly with bright red, well-demarcated areas.
Ringworm (Tinea Corporis) This early patch of ringworm (tinea) on the leg has the typical circular shape.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) Squamous cell carcinoma can appear as a persistent, red, scaly lesion easily mistaken for an area of inflamed…
Stasis Dermatitis This image displays an early case of stasis dermatitis.
Stasis Ulcer This image displays a large area of skin inflammation and skin breakdown on the ankle typical to stasis ulcers.
Stretch Marks (Striae) This image displays striae (stretch marks), which are common in pregnant women.
Telangiectasia This image displays the dilated blood vessels typical of telangiectasia.
Varicose Veins (Varicosities) This image displays varicosities.
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