DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Infected varicose eczema on an 89 year old woman's leg. Varicose eczema is caused by poor circulation and results in itching, blisters and dry, scaly skin. The eczema has become infected, either due to scratching or poor hygiene. The infection is treated with antibiotics, whilst the eczema is treated with soothing ointments and corticosteroids.
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