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Pallor of the Nail Bed

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Overview

  • Whitening of the nail beds is classically a sign of anaemia, though may also occur in the context of poor peripheral perfusion.
    • Causes of Pallor of the Nail Bed

    • Anaemia
    • Low cardiac output, due to cardiac disease
    • Peripheral shutdown, due to increased sympathetic activity.
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