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Qualifier English: Blue Toe Syndrome
Qualifier Spanish: Síndrome del Dedo Azul
Descriptor síndrome del dedo azul
Scope note: Afección causada por un ateroembolismo recurrente en las extremidades inferiores. Se caracteriza por una coloración cianótica de los dedos de los pies, generalmente el primero, el cuarto y el quinto. Dicha coloración puede extenderse a la zona lateral del pie. A pesar de su aspecto gangrenoso, los dedos azules pueden responder a una terapia conservadora sin tener que recurrir a la amputación.
Qualifier Portuguese: Síndrome do Artelho Azul
Qualifier French: Syndrome de l'orteil bleu
Entry term(s): Syndrome, Blue Toe
Tree number(s): C14.907.355.350.454.500.200
C14.907.617.249
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018438
Scope note: A condition that is caused by recurring atheroembolism in the lower extremities. It is characterized by cyanotic discoloration of the toes, usually the first, fourth, and fifth toes. Discoloration may extend to the lateral aspect of the foot. Despite the gangrene-like appearance, blue toes may respond to conservative therapy without amputation.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Embolism (1976-1994)
Toes/blood supply (1976-1994)
Public MeSH Note: 95
History Note: 95
DeCS ID: 32338
Unique ID: D018438
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Date Established: 1995/01/01
Date of Entry: 1994/01/25
Revision Date: 2015/06/18
Blue Toe Syndrome - Preferred
Concept UI M0027662
Scope note A condition that is caused by recurring atheroembolism in the lower extremities. It is characterized by cyanotic discoloration of the toes, usually the first, fourth, and fifth toes. Discoloration may extend to the lateral aspect of the foot. Despite the gangrene-like appearance, blue toes may respond to conservative therapy without amputation.
Preferred term Blue Toe Syndrome
Entry term(s) Syndrome, Blue Toe



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