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Diagnostic Pointers in Cardiology - Skin

Author: Dr. Subrahmanyam Karuturi, MD

 

Diagnostic PointersDiagnosisAssociated Cardiac Diagnosis
Purplish discoloration of eyelidDermatomyositisCardiomyopathy, Heart Block, Pericarditis
Skin nodules, MaculesSarcoidosisCardiomyopathy, Heart Blocks
Sebaceous adenomas, shagreen patches, periungual fibromasTuberous SclerosisRhabdomyomas of the Heart, Arrhythmias
Coarse skinHypothyroidismBradycardia, Diastolic Hypertension, NarrowPulse Pressure, decreased intensity of the apical impulse, Secondary Dyslipidemia
Hyperextensible skin and jointsEhlers-Danlos SyndromeMitral Valve Prolapse
XanthomasDyslipidemiaCoronary Artery Disease
Neurofibromas, cafe-au-lait spots, axillary frecklesNeurofibromatosis Type 1Pheochromocytomas
Symmetric vitiligo, especially of distal extremitiesHyperthyroidismHigh Output Cardiac Failure, Angina, Tachyarrhytmias
Butterfly rashSLEPericarditis, Myocarditis, Endocarditis
JaundiceHepatic congestionCongestive Heart Failure
Cyanosis Right to Left Shunts
PallorAnemiaHigh Output Failure
TelangiectasiasOsler-Webu-Rendu SyndromePulmonary AV Fistulae
BronzingHemochromatosisRestrictive Cardiomyopathy

 

Diagnostic Pointers in Cardiology
 

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