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94 Possible Causes for Discoloration of the Lower Extremity, Edema

  • Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens

    Phlegmasia alba dole [1] A person with a two hour history of phlegmasia cerulea dolens (left leg, right side of image) Phlegmasia cerulea dolens (literally: painful blue edema[] The patient returned to the Emergency Department a week later for worsening pain and bluish discoloration of her bilateral lower extremities.[] After five days of therapeutic heparin, the patient's clinical response was inadequate due to progressive pain and discoloration of bilateral lower extremities; therefore,[]

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

    The patient began to experience edema and pain in her left leg seven months previously.[] The patient's left lower extremity was discolored, tender, and swollen, although it had not progressed to venous gangrene or dermal necrosis.[] Patients with venous thrombosis may have variable discoloration of the lower extremity.[]

  • Venous Stasis Ulcer

    Keep in mind that use of a compression wrap depends on the patient’s comfort level and degree of leg edema.[] Location Venous stasis ulcer is basically located and found at the distal extremity, lower leg.[] The extravisation of plasma and blood cells accounts for chronic lower extremity edema (CLEE) and accompanying hemosidrin deposits, which often discolor the feet, ankles and[]

  • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

    Computed tomographic scanning of the abdomen revealed edema of the small intestine, a finding consistent with the presence of intestinal vasculitis.[] Colonoscopy demonstrated severe inflammation in the colon, mucosal congestion, and edema, and multiple hemorrhages and ulcerations, with purulent adhesions.[] […] seven infants with HSP, where the most common features were edema and diffuse purpura involving the face and ears, and discuss the possible mechanisms for this unusual site[]

  • Phlegmasia Alba Dolens

    The result is edema, pain and a white appearance ( alba ) of the leg.[] PCD is the term used to describe lower-extremity DVT that causes limb ischemia, and is characterized by severe swelling and blue discoloration of the extremity.[] The white color of the skin is caused by edema, not vasospasm, as initially postulated.[]

  • Thrombophlebitis

    , panphlebitis with partially organized thrombi and bacterial colonies, pulmonary edema and multiple pulmonary microthrombi involving bacterial aggregates.[] Superficial thrombophlebitis illustration Superficial thrombophlebitis - illustration Shown here is erythema following the vascular pattern on a lower extremity.[] A 37-year-old woman presented with sudden onset of local pain and edema on her right chest wall, accompanied by a longitudinal retraction of the skin during arm abduction[]

  • Thrombosis

    ) 8 LMWH ACV, steroids, antiosmotics, ventilation Prev and new focal, consc, seizure; medical Yes Sepsis, M hem, and edema 9 Heparin Consc NK Herniation (M inf and edema)[] Patients with venous thrombosis may have variable discoloration of the lower extremity.[] […] of the lower extremity Blanched appearance of the leg because of edema (relatively rare) Potential complications of DVT include the following: As many as 40% of patients[]

  • Venous Insufficiency

    Also, disease features such as: intensity of pain, edema and inflammatory response that exerted the most profound effect on different domains of QoL are reported.[] CVI frequently causes Inflammatory skin disease (stasis dermatitis) on the lower extremities of patients with CVI, followed by development of reddish-brown skin discoloration[] Edema most commonly occurs in the feet, ankles, legs, and/or hands where it is referred to as peripheral edema. Edema of the foot is sometimes called pedal edema.[]

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease

    , edematous (infectious) (pitting) (toxic) R60.9 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R60.9 Edema, unspecified 2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Applicable To Fluid retention[] extremities back to the heart due to damaged venous valves.[] Edema is usually not present unless the patient has kept the leg immobile and in a dependent position to relieve pain.[]

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    Initial exam was significant for emaciation, lethargy, and lower extremity edema.[] The decreased temperature in extremities may cause a slight red-purple discoloration in limbs (acrocynanosis).[] Dizziness or fainting Bluish discoloration of the fingers Weak hair Amenorrhea Dry skin Extreme discomfort in cold conditions Bradycardia or tachycardia Hypotension Dehydration Edema[]

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