anasarca


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anasarca

[‚an·ə′sär·kə]
(medicine)
Generalized edema of the subcutaneous connective tissue and serous body cavities.
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Oedema may even progress to generalised swelling or anasarca.
2%) patients and included jugular venous distention in 32, lower extremity edema in 79, ascites in 5, and anasarca in 2, ECHO evidence of right-sided cardiac abnormality was present in 79 (65.
In debility, anasarca, heart disease, chlorotic anemia, and hysteria he found components of the blood effused into the urine.
The patient developed progressive anasarca and dyspnea prompting transfer for management of renal disease and refractory volume overload.
3), whereas in others rapid fluid accumulation leads to the development of anasarca (generalised oedema, ascites and pleural effusions).
Physical examination revealed anasarca and multiple ecchymotic patches.