Case 2

A 72-year-old obese woman with hypertension and type 2 diabetes presents to the clinic with a rash on her lower extremities. She states that she has had the rash for almost a year, but it has gradually worsened with time. She is concerned because the rash is becoming increasingly pruritic, and her legs are changing color to brown. On examination, she has 2+ pitting edema of her lower extremities. Erythematous, hyperpigmented plaques are noted on the lower legs with scaling and heme crusts.

Can you diagnose the condition in Case 2?


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A. Lower limb cellulitis
B. Psoriasis
C. Pigmented purpuric dermatoses
D. Stasis dermatitis

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