Symptom: Skin color changes


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Skin color changes: Skin changes such as redness, blueness, or whitening.
Introduction: Changes to skin coloration can indicate various medical conditions. Whitening can occur due to infections or to loss of pigmentation such as in vitiligo. Paleness can indicate a variety of severe infections, either local or to the entire body. Redness can indicate a variety of possibilities including local skin inflammations. Blueness can indicate cyanosis such as from lack of circulation and can be very serious. Dark skin, darkening of the skin, or "hyperpigmentation" can occur due to various medical conditions. Any changes to skin coloration need medical investigation.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Skin color changes:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Skin color changes (26 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Skin color changes (129 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Skin color changes (6 conditions)

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

    Types of Skin color changes: cyanosis (33), paleness (40), hypopigmentation (4), yellow skin (24), redness (48), orange skin (3), dark skin (21), hyperpigmentation (9)
    Symptoms related to Skin color changes: redness (48), blueness (33), paleness (40), whitening (8), rash (105), dark skin (21)
    Skin color changes type of: Skin symptoms (226)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

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

    Conditions listing symptoms: Skin color changes: The following list of conditions have 'Skin color changes' 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

  • Abscess ... local redness
  • Actinic keratosis ... red-brown skin
  • Addison's Disease ... hyperpigmentation
  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome ... cyanosis
  • Amphetamines ... pallor
  • Anaphylaxis ... red skin, pallor
  • Anemia ... yellow skin, pallor, pallor
  • Aplastic anemia ... pallor
  • Asphyxia ... cyanosis
  • Asthma ... cyanosis
  • Athlete's foot ... red patches between the toes, skin redness

    B

  • Bedsores ... skin redness
  • Birthmark ... birthmark, skin marking
  • Blue baby ... cyanosis
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia ... episodic cyanosis
  • Burns ... reddening skin

    C

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning ... poor color
  • Carotenemia ... orange skin, yellow skin
  • Celiac Disease ... pallor
  • Cellulitis ... red skin
  • Chemical pneumonia ... cyanosis
  • Chilblain ... skin redness
  • Chronic Bronchitis ... cyanosis
  • Chronic Hepatitis C ... Yellow skin
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ... cyanosis
  • Classic childhood ALD ... melanoderma (increased skin pigmentation)
  • Congenital heart defects ... cyanosis
  • Congenital syphilis ... yellow skin
  • Contact dermatitis ... red skin
  • Cushing's syndrome ... reddish-blue streaks on the skin
  • Cyclic vomiting syndrome ... paleness

    D

  • Dermatitis ... red skin
  • Dermatomyositis ... bluish-purple skin rash
  • Diabetic hypoglycemia ... pallor
  • Drowning ... cyanosis

    E

  • Ectopic pregnancy ... pallor
  • Eczema ... skin redness, hyperpigmented eyelids
  • Emphysema ... cyanosis
  • Epiglotitis ... cyanosis, pallor
  • Erythroderma ... red skin patches
  • Exfoliative dermatitis ... red skin

    F

  • Fabry's Disease ... reddish-purple skin blemishes
  • Familial emphysema ... cyanosis
  • Favism ... pallor
  • Frostbite ... greying of affected area, local pallor, blackening skin

    G

  • Gallstones ... yellow skin
  • Gangrene ... local blackening, local redness, local brown discoloration
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding ... pallor
  • Goodpasture syndrome ... pallor
  • Grand mal seizures ... pallor

    H

  • Heart attack ... cyanosis, pallor, paleness
  • Heat exhaustion ... pallor
  • Hemochromatosis ... skin color changes, bronze skin, bronze skin
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome ... pallor
  • Hepatitis ... yellowing skin
  • Hepatitis A ... yellow skin
  • Hepatitis B ... yellow skin
  • Hepatitis C ... yellow skin
  • Hepatitis D ... yellow skin
  • Hepatitis E ... yellow skin
  • Hepatitis X ... yellow skin
  • Hodgkin's Disease ... pallor
  • Hookworm ... pallor
  • Hypoglycemia ... pallor
  • Hypoglycemic attack ... pallor

    I

  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura ... red dots on the skin
  • Incontinentia Pigmenti ... skin discolorations, skin redness, reduced pigmentation
  • Iron deficiency anemia ... pallor

    J

  • Jaundice ... yellow skin, bronze skin, bronze skin

    K

  • Kaposi's Sarcoma ... purple spots
  • Keratosis ... red-brown skin

    L

  • Leprosy ... hypopigmented skin macules
  • Leukemia ... paleness
  • Liver cancer ... yellow skin
  • Lymphoma ... Red skin patches

    M

  • Malabsorption ... paleness
  • Malaria ... pallor
  • Mastoiditis ... local redness
  • McCune-Albright Syndrome ... increased pigment, "cafe-au-lait" spots
  • Melioidosis ... cyanosis
  • Menorrhagia ... pallor
  • Methahemoglobinemia ... blue cheeks, cyanosis
  • Moles ... pigmented areas of skin
  • Motion sickness ... pallor
  • Mountain sickness ... cyanosis
  • Multiple Myeloma ... pallor
  • Myxedema ... yellow skin

    N

  • Necrotizing fasciitis ... red skin
  • Neonatal Jaundice ... yellow skin
  • Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome ... cyanosis
  • Neuroblastoma ... pallor
  • Nevus ... birthmark
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma ... Pallor, Red skin patches

    O

  • Oral thrush ... Raw skin areas
  • Osteomyelitis ... local redness

    P

  • Pancreatic cancer ... yellow skin
  • Pediculosis ... skin discoloration
  • Pernicious anemia ... pallor
  • Phenylketonuria ... hypopigmentation
  • Pneumoconiosis ... cyanosis
  • Pneumonia ... cyanosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome ... thickened darkened skin patches
  • Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2 ... vitiligo
  • Porphyria ... skin pigment changes
  • Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis ... pale skin
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis ... yellow skin
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension ... cyanosis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis ... yellow skin
  • Pulmonary edema ... cyanosis
  • Pulmonary embolism ... cyanosis

    R

  • Raynaud's phenomenon ... Pallor (whiteness), toe color changes, skin color changes, finger color changes, skin whiteness then blueness then redness, skin whiteness then blueness then redness, skin whiteness then blueness then redness, redness (rubor), Cyanosis (blueness)
  • Repetitive Motion Disorders ... redness
  • Repetitive Strain Injury ... redness
  • Rosacea ... episodic redness, skin redness, persistent redness

    S

  • Scarlet fever ... reddening in skin folds
  • Scleroderma ... hyperpigmentation, changes in skin color
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome ... pale skin
  • Shingles ... small yellow skin blisters
  • Shock ... cyanosis, pallor
  • Sickle Cell Anemia ... yellow skin, pallor
  • Small Intestine Cancer ... pallor
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis ... local redness

    T

  • Temporal arteritis ... pallor
  • Thalassemia ... pallor

    U

  • Uremia ... skin discoloration

    V

  • Viral Hepatitis ... yellowing skin

    W

  • Whooping Cough ... Blue or purple (cyanosis)
  • Wilson's Disease ... yellow skin

    Y

  • Yellow fever ... yellow skin
    Conditions listing complications: Skin color changes: The following list of conditions have 'Skin color changes' 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

    E

  • Eczema ... hyperpigmented eyelids

    H

  • Hemochromatosis ... Skin pigment changes

    T

  • Thrombocytopenia ... pallor


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