Mystery Marks on MJ's Body in 2002
Newly surfaced photos from 2002 show unusual marks on Michael Jackson's legs, ankles and feet. The photos also show signs of vitiligo.
The shots, obtained by ABC News, show a serious wound on Jackson's right leg surrounded by apparent needle punctures.
"On the photographs of Michael Jackson, it looks like there was necrosis on his lower leg where there might have been fluid that went into his lower leg," a possible result of an IV that had leaked into the leg, dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman tells ABC News.
She adds, "If, in fact, he had an IV here, and the IV fluid, which may have been acidic fluid, went into his skin, it may have, in fact, destroyed the skin."
Jaliman also says the photos show a loss of pigmentation consistent with vitiligo, the disease Jackson suffered from that causes loss of skin pigment.