TABLE 1710 Cyanosis in Children

Cyanosis Baby

Perioral Cyanosis

This baby has mild cyanosis above the lips, but the mucous membranes remain pink.

Acrocyanosis

This commonly appears on the feet and hands of babies shortly after birth. This infant is a 32-week newborn.

Fallot Tetralogy Cyanosis

Generalized Cyanosis

This baby had total anomalous pulmonary venous return and an oxygen saturation level of 80%.

It is important for you to be able to recognize cyanosis. The best location to examine is the mucous membranes. Cyanosis is a "raspberry" color, while normal mucous membranes should have a "strawberry color." Try to identify the cyanosis in these photographs before reading the captions.

Generalized Cyanosis

This baby had total anomalous pulmonary venous return and an oxygen saturation level of 80%.

Perioral Cyanosis

This baby has mild cyanosis above the lips, but the mucous membranes remain pink.

Acrocyanosis

This commonly appears on the feet and hands of babies shortly after birth. This infant is a 32-week newborn.

Bluish Lips, Giving Appearance of Cyanosis

Normal pigment deposition in the vermilion border of the lips gives them a bluish hue, but the mucous membranes are pink.

(Source of photos: Fletcher M: Physical Diagnosis in Neonatology, Philadelphia, Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1998.)

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