Oedema

Causes

Appropriate Tests

 

Diagnosis based on clinical assessment; pathology tests may be indicated to determine the cause.

See also Angioedema.

Localised

 

Inflammation

 

Lymphatic obstruction

 

Venous stasis, especially

 

  • Venous obstruction

See Thrombosis - venous.

Generalised

 

Cardiac failure

NT-proBNP, B-Type natriuretic peptide

Hypoalbuminaemia, especially

 

  • Nephrotic syndrome

 

  • Kwashiorkor

 

Idiopathic

 

  • Cyclical oedema

 



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