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Arterial Skin Changes



    • Look For

    • Absent pedal pulses
    • Thin / shiny skin
    • Cool skin
    • Hair loss
    • Ulceration - white, painful ulcers with blanched surrounding tissue; may become black with necrosis
    • Significance

    • Partial or complete arterial occlusion.
    • Causes of Arterial Skin Changes

    • Atherosclerosis
    • Diabetes
    • Thromboangiitis
    • Vasculitis
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