Signs
 

Skin Pallor

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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
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