Symptom: Cyanosis


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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:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Cyanosis (51 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Cyanosis (3 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Cyanosis (33 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Cyanosis (3 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    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.

    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.

    A

  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome ... cyanosis
  • Asphyxia ... cyanosis
  • Asthma ... cyanosis

    B

  • Blue baby ... blueness, cyanosis
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia ... episodic cyanosis

    C

  • Chemical pneumonia ... cyanosis, blue skin
  • Chronic Bronchitis ... cyanosis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ... cyanosis, blue skin
  • Congenital heart defects ... cyanosis, blue skin

    D

  • Dermatomyositis ... bluish-purple skin rash
  • Drowning ... cyanosis

    E

  • Emphysema ... cyanosis, blue skin
  • Epiglotitis ... cyanosis
  • Erythromelalgia ... red or purple skin patches

    F

  • Familial emphysema ... cyanosis, blue skin

    H

  • Heart attack ... cyanosis

    I

  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura ... purplish skin areas

    K

  • Kaposi's Sarcoma ... purple spots

    M

  • Melioidosis ... cyanosis
  • Methahemoglobinemia ... blue cheeks, cyanosis
  • Mountain sickness ... cyanosis

    N

  • Necrotizing fasciitis ... violet skin
  • Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome ... cyanosis

    P

  • Pneumoconiosis ... cyanosis
  • Pneumonia ... cyanosis
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension ... cyanosis
  • Pulmonary edema ... cyanosis
  • Pulmonary embolism ... cyanosis

    R

  • Raynaud's phenomenon ... skin whiteness then blueness then redness, Cyanosis (blueness)

    S

  • Sarcoidosis ... purple skin patches
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome ... bluish skin
  • Shock ... cyanosis

    W

  • Whooping Cough ... Blue or purple (cyanosis)
    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.

    B

  • Bronchiolitis ... cyanosis

    C

  • Chemical pneumonia ... cyanosis
  • Croup ... cyanosis


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