JEFFREY C. DARNELL, M.D.
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To the editor: I wish to call attention to an unusual case recently seen at our hospital.
A 35-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for evaluation of a fever of unknown origin. Mid-course in the hospital he suddenly developed striking bluish coloration of his hands. He had no associated pain and the discoloration did not respond to simple washing. He had no other discoloring of skin or mucous membranes, and his hands were warm. Both the patient and his family were distraught, and observers were unable to explain his cyanotic-appearing hands. The differential diagnosis was proliferating when this blue
DARNELL JC. Blue Hands and Pseudocyanosis. Ann Intern Med. ;84:617. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-5-617_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(5):617.
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