What is that word that I am looking for?

  1. I found this term in a book once, but I can't find it now that I need it. What is the one word you use to describe the bumps on someones legs s/p cellulitis. You know, the bumps that stay there forever.
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  3. by   Tweety
    cellulite?
  4. by   cherricka
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    cellulite?
    Thanks for responding, but that would be indentations, I think. I am looking for a word that sums up "Pt has bumps on BLE, s/p cellulitis years ago"
    Thanks
  5. by   Tweety
    just took a stab in the dark. I'd be interested in learning what you're talking about.
  6. by   UM Review RN
    Gee, all that comes to mind is Peau d' Orange. Worse, I'm not sure why....
  7. by   letina
    Lymphedema??
  8. by   TMPaul
    Quote from letina
    Lymphedema??
    Lymphadenitis
  9. by   hoolahan
    I am looking in my Estes Assessment book, maybe erythema nodosum, but that name makes me think it is very red, but if you are talking about what I am picturing, it is not red.
  10. by   cherricka
    I know this is an old post, but I finally found the word I was looking for-Lipodermatosclerosis- This color change is due to a buildup of hemosiderin in the interstitial tissue as the RBCs that have leaked into the tissue break down. The fibrin causes skin and subcutaneous tissue to thicken and become fibrotic.


    I would highly recommend Wound Care made Incredibly Easy from Lippincott Williams and Wilkins to any home care nurse-It has been very helpfull to me.


    Cherricka
  11. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from cherricka
    I would highly recommend Wound Care made Incredibly Easy from Lippincott Williams and Wilkins to any home care nurse-It has been very helpfull to me. Cherricka
    I have that book also and it is very helpful. Thanks for the update. I have never heard of lipodermatosclerosis but that makes sense.

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