Acrocyanosis


Acrocyanosis

Acrocyanosis refer to a persistent blue or cyanotic discoloration of the digits, most commonly occurring in the hands although also occurring in the face and feet as well. For the purpose of discussion, it may be further broken into:

* Acrocyanosis (benign) - The more common condition that requires little, if any, medical intervention.
* Acrocyanosis (not benign) - A sign that may allude to a more serious medical problem.


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  • acrocyanosis — noun A persistent blue or cyanotic discoloration of the digits, most commonly occurring in the hands although also occurring in the face and feet as well …   Wiktionary

  • acrocyanosis — n. condition which results in blueness of the limbs (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acrocyanosis — ac·ro·cy·a·no·sis …   English syllables

  • acrocyanosis — n. bluish purple discoloration of the hands and feet due to slow circulation of the blood through the small vessels in the skin …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • acrocyanosis — noun cyanosis of the extremities; can occur when a spasm of the blood vessels is caused by exposure to cold or by strong emotion • Syn: ↑Raynaud s sign • Hypernyms: ↑cyanosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acrocyanosis (benign) — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Acrocyanosis ICD10 = ICD10|I|73.8| |i|00 ICD9 = ICD9|443.89 Caption = DiseasesDB = 29444 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = eMedicine mult = MeshName = MeshNumber = Acrocyanosis refers to a …   Wikipedia

  • Acrocyanosis (not benign) — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Acrocyanosis ICD10 = ICD10|I|73.8| |i|00 ICD9 = ICD9|443.89 Caption = DiseasesDB = 29444 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = eMedicine mult = MeshName = MeshNumber = Acrocyanosis refers to a …   Wikipedia


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