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The persistent cyanotic or bluish coloration of the distal parts of the extremities (hands and feet) is called acrocyanosis .

Causes of acrocyanosis

Acrocyanosis is due to a vasoconstriction of the skin arterioles with secondary vasodilation of the capillaries and venules, which produces the typical bluish coloration of the affected areas.

Initial arteriolar vasoconstriction is triggered by cold in predisposed people (usually occurs in young women).

Symptoms and Treatment

It is characterized by the appearance of a persistent bluish coloration of the hands and, less frequently, of the feet after exposure to cold.
It is not painful or produces ulcers in the affected areas.

It has no treatment, protection against cold is simply recommended to prevent it.

General recommendations

Avoid exposure to cold and winter protection of hands and feet.

Before the color changes in the skin of the hands and feet, it is advisable to consult a doctor to rule out other alterations.

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