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How is chilblains diagnosed?
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Dr. Frank Pinto
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Also known as:
Chilblains is also known as pernio.
It's a form of hypersensitivity to cold exposure. Typically presents as painful red or purplish areas on the feet and/or hands. In severe or recurrent cases underlying causes such as lupus or an abnormal protein in the blood that predisposes to clotting (e.g.; cryoglobulins) should be ruled out.

In brief: Also known as:
Chilblains is also known as pernio.
It's a form of hypersensitivity to cold exposure. Typically presents as painful red or purplish areas on the feet and/or hands. In severe or recurrent cases underlying causes such as lupus or an abnormal protein in the blood that predisposes to clotting (e.g.; cryoglobulins) should be ruled out.
Dr. Frank Pinto
Dr. Frank Pinto
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Exam, history
Chillblains are diagnosed by visual exam and an appropriate history, i.
e. Exposure to cold and humidity.

In brief: Exam, history
Chillblains are diagnosed by visual exam and an appropriate history, i.
e. Exposure to cold and humidity.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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