This question was answered on Thu 13, Aug 2009 09:16am by Dr. Pankaj Khater

red spots on lower legs and swelling

    
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red spots on lower legs and swelling

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Answer by Dr. Pankaj Khater  on Thu 13, Aug 2009 09:16am:

Hi. The possible reasons could be :- 1. Discoid lupus erythematosus------Form of lupus affecting the skin 2. Eczema-----Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by skin inflammation and irritation. The severity of extent of the condition is highly variable. It may be caused by allergies, irritants or other factors such as stress. 3. Erysipelas----- A severe streptococcal bacterial infection where infection spreads from the skin to tissue underneath. The face and extremities are the usual sites affected. 4. Graves Disease----- is an autoimmune disease characterized by hyperthyroidism due to circulating autoantibodies. 5. Varicose veins------ Enlarged blue veins, usually in the legs
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