Blue or purple (cyanosis) : Medical Symptom Description


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Blue or purple (cyanosis): Blue or purple (cyanosis) is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom Cyanosis. For a medical symptom description of 'Blue or purple (cyanosis)', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Cyanosis (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Blue or purple (cyanosis)' may be possible.
Cyanosis (symptom): Blueness or purple coloring of skin.
Cyanosis (symptom): 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.

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