Blue Toe Syndrome D018438

Diseases [C] » Cardiovascular Diseases [C14] » Vascular Diseases » Peripheral Vascular Diseases » Blue Toe Syndrome

Description

A condition that is caused by recurring atheroembolism in the lower extremities. It is characterized by cyanotic discoloration of the toes, usually the first, fourth, and fifth toes. Discoloration may extend to the lateral aspect of the foot. Despite the gangrene-like appearance, blue toes may respond to conservative therapy without amputation.   MeSH

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