Symptom: Paleness


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Paleness: Whitening or pallor of the skin
Introduction: Several severe illnesses lead to general pallor of the body ranging from anemia to leukemia to heart conditions. Localized pallor can also occur in areas of poor circulation such as the hands and fingers in Raynaud's phenomenon. Paleness of the skin needs to be distinguished from other symptoms such as whitening of the skin or hypopigmentation (loss of skin pigment). Any form of paleness or pallor needs medical investigation.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Paleness:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Paleness (32 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Paleness (40 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Paleness (1 conditions)

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

    Symptoms related to Paleness: whitening (8), hypopigmentation (4), skin color changes (129), fever (279)
    Paleness type of: Skin color changes (129)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Paleness: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Paleness as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Paleness: The following list of conditions have 'Paleness' 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

  • Amphetamines ... pallor
  • Anaphylaxis ... pallor
  • Anemia ... pallor
  • Aplastic anemia ... pallor

    C

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning ... poor color
  • Celiac Disease ... pallor
  • Cyclic vomiting syndrome ... paleness

    D

  • Diabetic hypoglycemia ... pallor

    E

  • Ectopic pregnancy ... pallor
  • Epiglotitis ... pallor

    F

  • Favism ... pallor
  • Frostbite ... local pallor

    G

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding ... pallor
  • Goodpasture syndrome ... pallor
  • Grand mal seizures ... pallor

    H

  • Heart attack ... pallor, paleness
  • Heat exhaustion ... pallor
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome ... pallor
  • Hodgkin's Disease ... pallor
  • Hookworm ... pallor
  • Hypoglycemia ... pallor
  • Hypoglycemic attack ... pallor

    I

  • Iron deficiency anemia ... pallor

    L

  • Leukemia ... paleness

    M

  • Malabsorption ... paleness
  • Malaria ... pallor
  • Menorrhagia ... pallor
  • Motion sickness ... pallor
  • Multiple Myeloma ... pallor

    N

  • Neuroblastoma ... pallor
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma ... Pallor

    P

  • Pernicious anemia ... pallor
  • Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis ... pale skin

    R

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

    S

  • Shaken Baby Syndrome ... pale skin
  • Shock ... pallor
  • Sickle Cell Anemia ... pallor
  • Small Intestine Cancer ... pallor

    T

  • Temporal arteritis ... pallor
  • Thalassemia ... pallor
    Conditions listing complications: Paleness: The following list of conditions have 'Paleness' 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.

    T

  • Thrombocytopenia ... pallor


    Last revised: Nov 12, 2003

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