Dermatology clinic

White atrophic skin on the lower legs

Andrew Lee, Gayle Fischer
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Case presentation

A 53-year-old nursing sister presents in winter with gradual onset of reticulated white skin on her lower legs and ankles (Figure). She recently developed a small but very painful ulcer in the affected area on one leg, which has remained unhealed for more than six weeks.