circumoral pallor

circumoral pallor

Etymology: L, circum, around, os, mouth, pallor, paleness
paleness of the skin area around the mouth, a possible sign of scarlet fever.

circumoral pallor

A white area around the mouth, contrasting vividly with the color of the face, seen in scarlet fever and many other diseases.
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A clinical case of scarlet fever is defined as acute illness onset with fever, pharyngitis, and sandpaper-like red rash with or without strawberry tongue, Pastia lines, or circumoral pallor.
Whenever I suggest that this number is far too high and propose a 1-to-1 ratio, I see administrators (who despite what I've written here I regard as allies) become wide-eyed and develop circumoral pallor.