Lipodermatosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory condition that is due to poor blood flow in the veins.
In Greek, lipo means "fat," dermato means "of skin," and sclerosis means "scarring." Lipodermatosclerosis is a condition where the skin and fat become inflamed and scarred. It can happen anywhere in the body where fat is located, but is most common on the lower legs and abdominal folds of persons with obesity. People who have lipodermatosclerosis are often middle-aged, overweight, and not very active.