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19 Possible Causes for Bluish Discoloration of the Tongue, Cyanosis

  • Right to Left Shunt

    Case report A 2-year-old female child presented with complaints of bluish discoloration of lips, tongue, nail beds of both extremities, and breathlessness since 4 months when[heartindia.net] Abstract Atrial septal defect (ASD) closure may be complicated with residual right to left shunt leading to cyanosis.[scopemed.org] The physical exam revealed labial cyanosis, clubbing of the fingers and toes, and both lung and cardiac auscultation were normal.[omicsonline.org]

  • Congenital Methemoglobinemia

    But on close observation bluish discoloration of tongue and nail beds noted.[omicsonline.org] She was admitted with quadriparetic cerebral palsy, mental retardation, convulsions, swallowing difficulty, and cyanosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Cyanosis is a physical finding that can occur at any age but presents the greatest challenge when it occurs in the newborn.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Congenital Heart Disease

    ., polycythemia, methemoglobinemia) To distinguish central cyanosis from peripheral cyanosis, look for bluish discoloration inside the mouth – tongue, mucous membranes and[emergencymedicinecases.com] Less common presentations were low SaO2 (27.4%), tachycardia (24.2%), and cyanosis (24.2%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] As a result, patients may have suffered organ dysfunction, manifest signs of pulmonary vascular disease, or the sequelae of profound cyanosis and polycythaemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Corrected Transposition of the Great Vessels

    This can result in bluish discoloration (cyanosis) of: Skin Tongue Lips Nail beds Ventricular septal defect (VSD) This is an abnormal hole between the ventricles and occurs[nationwidechildrens.org] Pre-anesthetic check-up showed stable vitals except for mild peripheral cyanosis with SpO 2 90% on room air.[saudija.org] […] present in combination with corrected transposition, appears to be the main differential problem–together with the differentiation of corrected transposition with associated cyanosis[pediatrics.aappublications.org]

  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

    This is seen commonly as bluish or purple discoloration of tongue and linings of the mouth. There may be concomitant peripheral cyanosis.[news-medical.net] During the next 2 d at altitude, the following symptoms occurred: cough with foamy sputum, cyanosis, and loss of consciousness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The following measurements were noted: dyspnea, cough, chest pain, cyanosis, pulse rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, crepitations, radiographic abnormalities, electrocardiogram[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease

    ., polycythemia, methemoglobinemia) To distinguish central cyanosis from peripheral cyanosis, look for bluish discoloration inside the mouth – tongue, mucous membranes and[emergencymedicinecases.com] Recent evidence suggests that deranged endothelial function, a sequel of chronic cyanosis, could be an important factor in the pathogenesis of cyanosis-associated cardiovascular[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] complex cyanotic congenital heart disease and a bidirectional cavopulmonary connection who are not candidates for or had failed Fontan operation may experience progressive cyanosis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cyanosis

    This is seen commonly as bluish or purple discoloration of tongue and linings of the mouth. There may be concomitant peripheral cyanosis.[news-medical.net] Cyanosis is defined by bluish discoloration of the skin and mucosa.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The blue discoloration of cyanosis is seen most readily in the beds of the fingernails and toenails, and on the lips and tongue.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Argyria

    The oral mucosa, tongue, gums, eye conjunctiva, ears, nail beds, and trunk were also involved. Bluish-gray discoloration of all nails was aggravated by cold weather.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Argyria, its differentiation from cyanosis and its prevention are discussed. The need for a careful drug history is noted.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] His face and chest were severely discoloured, which was thought to be due to cyanosis. He deteriorated and died of bronchopneumonia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acetanilid Poisoning

    Chronic Exposure: Lengthy exposures may affect the ability of blood to carry oxygen (methemoglobinemia), resulting in bluish discoloration of lips and tongue (cyanosis).[nilechemicals.com] Cyanosis or anemia when heavier blood transfusion, if necessary, oxygen. 5, Park fever poisoning early (within 24 hours of poisoning) application of acetyl cysteine mucomyst[healthfrom.com] The symptoms of acute acetanilid poisoning-cyanosis, prostra-tion, and collapse-usually appear within a few hours after the ingestion of a toxic dose of the drug and poisoning[citeseerx.ist.psu.edu]

  • Autosomal Dominant Dyskeratosis Congenita 2

    Cyanosis revealing hepatopulmonary syndrome in a child with dyskeratosis congenita . Pediatr Pulmonol 2010; 45 : 99–102. 108.[nature.com]

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