This photograph shows a red to brownish discoloration just above the ankle, known as stasis dermatitis. It results from decreased blood flow. This patient is at risk for cellulitis, a deep infection in the skin.
Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.