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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Amandeep Singh M.D.[2]

Overview

Cyanosis may be classified into 2 subtypes/groups: peripheral and central cyanosis.

Classification

  • Cyanosis may be classified into 2 subtypes/groups:[1]
    • Peripheral cyanosis- affecting hands and feet
      • Pseudocyanosis- It resembles peripheral cyanosis
    • Central cyanosis- also, lips, tongue and sublingual tissue

References

  1. McMullen, Sarah M.; Patrick, Ward (2013). "Cyanosis". The American Journal of Medicine. 126 (3): 210–212. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2012.11.004. ISSN 0002-9343.

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