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  • Pallor is a pale color of the skin that can be caused by illness, emotional shock or stress, stimulant use, or anemia, and is the result of a reduced amount of oxyhaemoglobin and is visible in skin conjuctivae or mucous membrane. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clinically, pallor caused by anemia usually can be appreciated when the hemoglobin concentration is below 8 to 9 g/dL (4.96 to 5.56 mmol/L), although the complexion of the child and the rapidity of onset may influence this value. (uptodate.com)
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  • However, pallor can portend a serious disease, and when onset is acute, it can herald a true pediatric emergency for which rapid diagnosis and treatment are needed. (uptodate.com)
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  • The development of pallor can be acute and associated with a life-threatening illness, or it can be chronic and subtle, occasionally first noted by someone who sees the child less often than the parents. (uptodate.com)
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  • Any condition that decreases the concentration of hemoglobin or alters the distribution of blood away from the body's surface may present as pallor ( table 1 ). (uptodate.com)