Possible Causes for Lip Cyanosis in USA

  • Endocardial Cushion Defect
    Lip Cyanosis Cyanosis

    Symptoms include difficulty breathing (dyspnea) and bluish discoloration on skin and lips (cyanosis).[1]

  • Cardiac Arrest
    Lip Cyanosis Cyanosis

    Cardiac arrest is a medical term that refers to the mechanical cessation of the heart resulting to the absence of circulating blood in the system. The cessation of blood flow to the vital organs of the body results in death if left untreated. Sudden cardiac arrest refers to the abrupt cessation of cardiac…[2]

  • Respiratory Muscle Paralysis
    Lip Cyanosis Cyanosis
  • Amniotic Fluid Embolism
    Lip Cyanosis Cyanosis

    Amniotic fluid embolism is a rare, but potentially fatal condition that may occur during labor or the in early postnatal period. Presumably, entrance of amniotic fluid into the maternal circulation triggers an intense inflammatory response and leads to an abrupt onset of profound hypotension, heart failure,…[3]

  • Malignant Carcinoid Syndrome
    Lip Cyanosis Cyanosis

    Carcinoids are neuroendocrine tumors most commonly originating from the midgut. Primary tumors and possibly existing metastases produce a variety of hormones and hormone-like mediators that provoke systemic symptoms like flushing, diarrhea and cardiac insufficiency - the entirety of these symptoms is referred to…[4]

  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
    Lip Cyanosis Exertional Cyanosis

    Eisenmenger’s syndrome (ES) or Eisenmenger’s reaction is defined as a condition in which an untreated congenital heart defect leads to pulmonary hypertension with reversed or bi-directional shunting. The patients with congenital cardiac defects usually present with Eisenmenger syndrome before they reach puberty.…[5]

  • Smoke Inhalation Injury
    Lip Cyanosis Cyanosis

    Smoke inhalation injury refers to the chemical and thermal injury of the respiratory tract, as well as systemic toxicity, arising from inhalation of various irritants found in smoke. Either occupational or accidental exposure (fires, blast injuries, excessive steam, etc.) may be responsible for this type of injury.…[6]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Lip Cyanosis Cyanosis Exertional Cyanosis

    Symptoms and signs may include: Fatigue Dyspnea  Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (PND) Chest tightness Wheezing Cough with sputum (mucoid and/or purulent) Fever Chest pain Workup consists of a detailed history, tests and physical examination. Laboratory Tests Complete blood count Arterial blood gases Serum…[7]

  • Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease
    Lip Cyanosis Cyanosis

    Cyanotic congenital heart diseases (CHD) such as tetralogy or pentalogy of Fallot, L- or D- transposition of great arteries, total anomalous pulmonary venous connection, truncus arteriosus or tricuspid valve abnormalities are severe, potentially life-threatening conditions. Clinical presentation may differ, as…[8]

  • Pulmonary Edema
    Lip Cyanosis Cyanosis

    Pulmonary edema is a clinical term that refers to the abnormal buildup of fluids within the lung tissues that causes physiological disturbances to the patient. Patients usually present with severe left sided heart failure with pulmonary hypertension and alveolar flooding in the lungs. Pulmonary edema from different…[9]

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  1. Wikipedia: Atrioventricular septal defect, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  2. Cardiac Arrest, Symptoma
  3. Amniotic Fluid Embolism, Symptoma
  4. Malignant Carcinoid Syndrome, Symptoma
  5. Eisenmenger Syndrome, Symptoma
  6. Smoke Inhalation Injury, Symptoma
  7. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Symptoma
  8. Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease, Symptoma
  9. Pulmonary Edema, Symptoma