Paleness

Paleness or pallor is a symptom where a person looks pale from less blood in the region. Pallor may be generalized or localized. It needs to be distinguished from the different symptoms of cyanosis and skin whiteness (hypopigmentation). Pallor can ...

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Causes

Simple and traumatic causes of pallor of the skin include:

  • Cold exposure
  • Frostbite
  • Blood loss
  • Internal bleeding
  • Illness and infections
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Types

Pallor may afflict various particular parts of the body:

  • Finger pallor
  • Fingertip pallor
  • Toe pallor
  • Hand pallor
  • Facial pallor
  • Mouth
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