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485 Possible Causes for Peripheral Cyanosis

  • Pulmonary Embolism

    In general, the obstruction originates from a peripheral vein, which is most frequently located in the legs.[] Symptoms such as labored breathing, shock, chest pain, and cyanosis appear and are similar to those of pneumonia or a myocardial infarction.[]

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Signs : cyanosis (reflecting hypoxia refractory to oxygen therapy), tachypnoea, tachycardia, peripheral vasodilatation, bilateral fine inspiratory crackles.[] Because ARDS often occurs in the context of sepsis, associated hypotension and peripheral vasoconstriction with cold extremities may be present.[] Cyanosis of the lips and nail beds may occur. Examination of the lungs may reveal bilateral rales. Rales may not be present despite widespread involvement.[]

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

    When pulmonary function becomes severely reduced, chronic respiratory insufficiency usually develops with cyanosis, in the beginning at exercise, but later also at rest.[] Pulmonary hypertension may cause peripheral edemas, increased dyspnea, need of oxygen and decreasing diffusion capacity, which is a relatively common complication to severe[]

  • Tracheal Stenosis

    After chest physiotherapy in ICU, she probably had loosened secretion which obstructed the stenotic airway and she suddenly desaturated up to 67% with peripheral cyanosis.[]

  • Pneumothorax

    Pneumothorax refers to a condition in which there is air in the pleural cavity. The pleural cavity is a very thin space between the visceral and parietal pleura of the lungs that usually contains minimal fluid. This abnormal air impairs normal ventilation and oxygenation giving a myriad of symptoms seen in pneumothorax.[…][]

  • Cinchonism

    Cinchonism is an adverse reaction to the antiprotozoal drug quinine, manifested by headaches, auditory and visual deficits, as well as tinnitus. The diagnosis is made by confirming recent use of this agent during patient history. Treatment depends on the severity of symptoms and may necessitate hemodialysis in[…][]

  • Ergotism

    ., hypertension, lingual ischemia, and peripheral cyanosis) several hours after administration of her usual 2-mg dose of ergotamine tartrate.[] On admission, it was not possible to measure his AT in the upper limbs and his peripheral pulses dropped in a generalised manner.[] […] because of a 7-day history of symptoms including bilateral and symmetrical anaesthesia of the fingers and a general feeling of weakness, associated with intense pain and cyanosis[]

  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

    BACKGROUND: Vocal cord paralysis (VCP) is a serious complication associated with thoracic aortic surgery; however, there is a paucity of literature regarding the incidence and impact of VCP on postoperative outcomes. We sought to determine the incidence of VCP and its impact on clinical outcomes in patients who[…][]

  • Poisoning

    Poisoning is a condition or a process in which an organism becomes chemically harmed severely (poisoned) by a toxic substance or venom of an animal.Acute poisoning is exposure to a poison on one occasion or during a short period of time. Symptoms develop in close relation to the degree of exposure. Absorption of[…][]

  • Nitrobenzene Poisoning

    He had both peripheral and central cyanosis.[] […] tissues and can present as cyanosis or organ dysfunction due to hypoximea.[] Cyanosis was now evident peripherally although central cyanosis was also obvious. no2 was reduced to 0.7; Spoz fluctuated between 74 and 81%.[]

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