Skin Pallor | Signs - MedSchool
Sign up to start your free trial of MedSchool Premium!Get Started
 
Signs
 
 
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Z
 

Skin Pallor

Bookmark

Overview

  • General inspection of the patient may provide some clue regarding pallor, though it is more significant to assess pallor of the nail beds, palmar creases and conjunctivae.
    • Causes of Skin Pallor

    • Physiologically pale skin
    • Anaemia
    • Chronic disease
    • Low cardiac output, due to cardiac disease
    • Peripheral shutdown, due to increased sympathetic activity
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Feedback