Spider veins and varicose veins are a common disease

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Vein dictionary


A chronic inflammatory reaction of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, usually seen on the lower leg. It may develop with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and is characterised by painful indurated (hardened) skin around the leg and red or brown skin discolouration. The skin is easily injured and wound healing is delayed. There is a greatly increased risk of venous leg ulcers.