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What is the name of this finding, found on a patient’s ankle?Correct
The correct answer is ‘Atrophe blanche’ (pronounced ‘At-ro-fee bla-nch’). This is hypopigmentation of the skin in the area where a venous ulcer used to be. If you zoom in on the finding you will be able to see capillary heads. It cannot be distinguished clinically from livedoid vasculopathy. Corona phlebectatica is the accumulation of reticular veins around the medial malleolus to create a ‘venous crown’. Stasis dermatitis refers to hemosiderin deposition along the shins with chronic venous insufficiency. Finally, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum are raised hyperpigmented lesions that occur with longstanding untreated diabetes mellitus.Incorrect
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