Stasis dermatitis is a skin condition due to the buildup of fluid (swelling) under the skin.
Venous stasis ulcers; Ulcers - venous
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The extra fluid that builds up in the body makes it hard for the blood to feed cells and get rid of waste products. The tissue becomes poorly nourished and fragile, resulting in stasis dermatitis. The disorder is common on the ankles because there is less supportive tissue in this area.
Poor circulation in the veins (venous insufficiency) can cause stasis dermatitis and craters (ulcers) in the skin.