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89 Possible Causes for Decreased Skin Turgor, Dry Skin

  • Dehydration

    What to look for Dry mouth and lips Thirst Dizziness or weakness Trouble swallowing dry food Dry, sticky mouth that makes it hard to talk Dry skin, skin that “tents” (stays[cancer.org] These include: thirst, restless or irritable behaviour, decreased skin turgor, dry mucous membranes, sunken eyes, sunken fontanelle (in infants), and absence of tears when[rehydrate.org] A decrease in skin turgor is a late sign of dehydration. Causes You can become dehydrated if you lose too much fluid, do not drink enough water or fluids, or both.[mountsinai.org]

  • Sepsis Neonatorum

    […] turgor Dry skin/ mucous membranes Elevated hct Nursing Diagnosis Fluid volume deficit related to failure of regulatory mechanism Outcomes Patient will be able to maintain[rnpedia.com] […] urine output Increased urine concentration Increased pulse rate (above 160 bpm) Decreased body temperature (above 36 oC) Decreased skin turgor Dry skin/ mucous membranes[rnpedia.com] […] perfusion related to impaired transport of oxygen across alveolar and on capillary membrane Outcomes Patient will demonstrate increased perfusion as evidenced by warm and dry[rnpedia.com]

  • Sclerodactyly

    skin 32 hallmark (90%) HP:0000958 2 palmoplantar keratoderma 32 hallmark (90%) HP:0000982 3 small nail 32 hallmark (90%) HP:0001792 4 aplasia/hypoplasia of the skin 32 hallmark[malacards.org] The skin can lose or gain pigment; making areas of light or dark skin. Some people lose hair on the limbs, sweat less, and develop dry skin because of skin damage.[hopkinsscleroderma.org] Keratoderma-Sclerodactyly Syndrome Human phenotypes related to Palmoplantar Keratoderma-Sclerodactyly Syndrome: 32 (show all 6) # Description HPO Frequency HPO Source Accession 1 dry[malacards.org]

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    Mild to moderate dehydration can cause dry mouth, fatigue, sleepiness, thirst, decreased urine output, dry skin, constipation, and dizziness.[contemporaryclinic.pharmacytimes.com] Furthermore, whilst the guidelines indicate that signs of severe dehydration (sunken eyes and decreased skin turgor) in SAM are unreliable markers of hydration status (and[wellcomeopenresearch.org] skin or a dry mouth .[webmd.com]

  • Marasmus

    . - Malnutrition occurring in infants and young children, caused by an insufficient intake of calories or protein and characterized by thinness, dry skin , poor muscle development[en.mimi.hu] Clinical findings Failure to thrive, weight loss, emaciation, decreased skin turgor, skin and muscle atrophy; children have a wizened appearance, are listless, have abdominal[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] There is weakness, irritability, dry skin and, unless rapidly corrected by feeding, retardation of growth and of mental development.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Cardiac Myxoma

     Dry axilla  Decreased skin turgorDecreased Hb  Decreased J.V.P  Increased amylase and lipase 9  Cardiogenic shock; chest pain, dyspnea, palpitation, C.V.D Hx, crackle[slideplayer.com] skinDry axilla  Decreased skin turgor  Decreased Hb  Decreased J.V.P  Increased amylase and lipase 9  Cardiogenic shock; chest pain, dyspnea, palpitation, C.V.D Hx[slideplayer.com] […] present in all type of shock  Sys BP 8  Associated finding;  Hematemesis, hematochesia, melena, vomiting, diarrhea, abd pain, trauma, post operation state  P/E;  Dry skin[slideplayer.com]

  • Cryptococcal Meningitis

    He had signs of hypovolemia, such as orthostatic hypotension, dry mucosa, decreased skin turgor, hemoconcentration, contraction alkalosis, and high BUN/Cr ratio.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] He had signs of hypovolemia, such as orthostatic hypotension, dry mucosa, decreased skin turgor, hemoconcentration, contraction alkalosis, and high BUN/Cr ratio.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    Dry skin Fruity odor to the breath, caused by ketones Difficulty breathing Mental status changes, including confusion or problems with concentration What should I do if I[medicinenet.com] Following physical examination, there is often clinical evidence of dehydration such as decreased skin turgor and presence of a dry mouth.[symptoma.com] skin turgor ketone breath hypothermia peripheral cyanosis hypotension tachycardia reduced intra-ocular pressure confusion coma (severe cases) Investigations Management Don't[fastbleep.com]

  • Cerebral Salt-Wasting Syndrome

    Hypovolemia leads to symptoms that entail dried mucous membranes (oral or nasal cavity), dry skin that lacks elasticity, sunken anterior fontanelle, and tachycardia.[symptoma.com] The largest difference between the two disorders is intravascular volume depletion in CSW (hypotension, decreased skin turgor, elevated hematocrit, possibly increased BUN[seahecim.wordpress.com] Signs of hypovolemia are usually hypotension, tachycardia, increased capillary filling time, decreased skin turgor, dry mucous membrane.[ijaweb.org]

  • Neonatal Infection

    […] turgor Dry skin/ mucous membranes Elevated hct Nursing Diagnosis Fluid volume deficit related to failure of regulatory mechanism Outcomes Patient will be able to maintain[nurseslabs.com] […] urine output Increased urine concentration Increased pulse rate (above 160 bpm) Decreased body temperature (above 36 oC) Decreased skin turgor Dry skin/ mucous membranes[nurseslabs.com] […] perfusion related to impaired transport of oxygen across alveolar and on capillary membrane Outcomes Patient will demonstrate increased perfusion as evidenced by warm and dry[nurseslabs.com]

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