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Skin Pallor

October 22nd, 2019


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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