Purple toe syndrome following anticoagulant therapy

  title={Purple toe syndrome following anticoagulant therapy},
  author={K. Raj and B. Collins and S. Rangarajan},
  journal={British Journal of Haematology},
  • K. Raj, B. Collins, S. Rangarajan
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Haematology
  • Bilaterally symmetrical and painless purple discoloration of the feet (top) developed in a 60-year-old man, 2 weeks after commencing warfarin anticoagulation for stroke as a result of atrial fibrillation. Pedal pulses were present bilaterally. On switching to phenindione, symmetrical pigmentation of the fingers (bottom) developed, while that of the feet persisted. Both disappeared on stopping oral anticoagulation. The phenomenon has been attributed to cholesterol crystal emboli released as a… CONTINUE READING
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