Also known as Pale skin, Blanched, and Loss Of Color
Pallor is a reduced amount of oxyhaemoglobin in skin or mucous membrane, a pale color which can be caused by illness, emotional shock or stress, stimulant use, or anemia.Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of pallor are hypovolemia, noninfectious gastroenteritis, and anemia. Other possible causes, such as autism, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with pallor, 69% report having weakness, 63% report having vomiting, and 55% report having dizziness.
Patients with pallor often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, intravenous fluid replacement, electrocardiogram, kidney function tests, electrolytes panel, glucose measurement and plain x-ray .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with pallor include plasma protein fraction (plasmanate), dobutamine, acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / pseudoephedrine, purified protein derivative of tuberculin (tubersol), cetuximab (erbitux), adenosine, dolasetron (anzemet), megestrol (megace), carboplatin, sodium polystyrene sulfonate (kayexalate), ampicillin, paclitaxel (taxol) and petrolatum topical .
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|Purified Protein Derivative Of Tuberculin (Tubersol)|
|Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate (Kayexalate)||$57|
Groups of people at highest risk for pallor include age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years.