blue toe syndrome


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blue toe syn·drome

progressive tissue injury or gangrene from microthromboembolism in the presence of palpable pedal pulses.
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Atherothrombotic microembolism of lower extremities due to recurrent cholesterol embolic ‘showers’ with painful cyanotic discoloration of toes and embolism elsewhere, resolving between attacks; despite the gangrenous appearance, BTs may respond to conservative therapy without amputation
Diagnosis Arteriography
Treatment-medical Dypyridamole plus aspirin
Treatment—surgical Thromboendarterectomy of aorta
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blue toe syndrome

Cardiology Atherothrombotic microembolism of lower extremities due to recurrent cholesterol embolic 'showers' with painful cyanotic discoloration of toes and embolism elsewhere, resolving between attacks; despite the gangrenous appearance, BTs may respond to conservative therapy without amputation Diagnosis Arteriography Treatment-medical Dypyridamole plus aspirin Surgical Thromboendarterectomy of aorta. See Black toe disease.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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