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Arterial Skin Changes

March 29th, 2020


  • 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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