Cyanosis: Blueness or purple coloring of skin.
Introduction: Cyanosis is a severe condition indicating a lack of oxygen in the blood supply. This can arise due to various severe illnesses that inhibit circulation or oxygen takeup. Localized cyanosis can also occur in areas of poor circulation such as the hands and fingers in Raynaud's phenomenon. Cyanosis may also be described as purple skin or dark skin in some cases. Any form of cyanosis needs medical investigation.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Cyanosis:
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Types of Cyanosis: blue skin (33), purple skin (6)
Symptoms related to Cyanosis: purple skin (6), dark skin (21), skin color changes (129), redness (48), whitening (8), pallor (40), breathing difficulty (158), breathing symptoms (165), circulation symptoms (3)
Cyanosis type of: Skin symptoms (226), Skin color changes (129), Blue skin (33)
Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions
Possible causes of symptom: Cyanosis: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Cyanosis as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
- Some other causes of blue skin include:
- Some other causes of acute cyanosis include:
- Some causes of chronic cyanosis include:
- Lung diseases - causing cyanosis include:
- Certain medications
- See also causes of cyanosis, blue skin, dark skin, purple skin, or skin color changes
Medications or substances causing Cyanosis: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Cyanosis as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Conditions listing symptoms: Cyanosis: The following list of conditions have 'Cyanosis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
Conditions listing complications: Cyanosis: The following list of conditions have 'Cyanosis' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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