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Blue finger syndrome as a paraneoplasic manifestation: case report

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Fernando Stalin Freire Villón ,
Fernando Stalin Freire Villón

Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Carrera de Medicina-Campus Cuenca. Cuenca, Ecuador

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Gabriela Alexandra Narváez Bravo ,
Gabriela Alexandra Narváez Bravo

Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Carrera de Medicina-Campus Cuenca. Cuenca, Ecuador

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Kevin Andrés Tierra Aguirre ,
Kevin Andrés Tierra Aguirre

Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Carrera de Medicina-Campus Cuenca. Cuenca, Ecuador

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Roberto Albán Espinoza ,
Roberto Albán Espinoza

Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso. Cuenca, Ecuador

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Claudia Clavijo Rosales ,
Claudia Clavijo Rosales

Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Carrera de Medicina-Campus Cuenca. Cuenca, Ecuador

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Abstract

We currently know that cancer is a prothrombotic condition altered by certain coagulation factors. Due to this malignity, pro-coagulation factors contribute to a metastasis-favoring hypercoagulability condition are secreted. Besides, there is evidence of a higher excretion of thrombin, favoring the formation of coagula. Here the clinical case of a 65-year-old man with multiple diseases is presented. He went to the doctor because of neurological manifestations consisting in left facial paralysis, and deviation of the commissure of the lips towards the left. In addition, the patient had horizontal nystagmus and disorders when walking. The physical examination showed a bluish coloration at the level of his fingers on his lower right limb, with suspicion of first instance vasculitis. After several tests, the patient was diagnosed as suffering from prostate cancer, bilateral orchiectomy was performed on him, and the following treatments were recommended: oncologic, antihypertensive, antidiabetic and oral anticoagulation.

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Freire Villón FS, Narváez Bravo GA, Tierra Aguirre KA, Albán Espinoza R, Clavijo Rosales C. Blue finger syndrome as a paraneoplasic manifestation: case report. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Jan. 20 [cited 2024 Apr. 12];3:231. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/231

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