The patient is a 46-year-old female who presents with a painful, erythematous, indurated plaque on her lower leg. She reports that it developed over the past month. At first she attributed the pain to “a bump” of unknown origin, but as the area of red skin expanded she became concerned that she became concerned, as she reports a history of deep-vein thrombosis.              

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Derm Image of Lipodermatosclerosis
A 46-Year-Old Woman with a Painful, Erythematous Plaque on Her Leg
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