Name = Pallor
ICD10 = ICD10|R|23|1|r|20
ICD9 = ICD9|782.61
Pallor (also called pastiness or wanness) is a reduced amount of oxy
hemoglobinin skinor mucous membrane, a pale color which can be caused by illness, emotional shock or stress, avoiding excessive exposure to sunlight, anaemiaor genetics. It is more evident on the faceand palms. It can develop suddenly or gradually, depending on the cause.
Pallor is not usually clinically significant unless it is accompanied by a general pallor (pale
lips, tongue, palms, mouthand other regions with mucous membranes). It is distinguished from similar symptoms such as hypopigmentation(loss of skin pigment).
Pale skin is also a very light skin tone most commonly associated with people of European descent, particularly people of Celtic and Scandinavian descent. In addition, people who avoid sun exposure and thus avoid
sun tanningalso tend to have paler complexions in comparison to their peers, particularly during summer.
death( pallor mortis)
* migraine attack or headache
* emotional response, eg
fear, embarrassment, grief
anemia(due to blood loss, poor nutrition, or underlying disease)
* shock, a medical emergency caused by illness or injury
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