pitting edema


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pitting edema

[′pid·iŋ ə′dē·mə]
(medicine)
Edema of such degree that the skin can be temporarily indented by pressure with the fingers.
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During the following days the patient's condition deteriorated with complete loss of appetite, increasing pitting edema of the lower extremities, need for oxygen supplementation, transfusion of blood products, and fever (39[degrees]C).
However, stasis dermatitis arises as a result of venous insufficiency, so it is likely to be accompanied by pitting edema. This type of venous edema responds to leg raising and to the use of elastic compression stockings; such interventions are ineffective in cellulitis.
His complaints had started four weeks previously, and there was marked pitting edema of the dorsum of the left hand from the wrist to the metacarpophalangeal joints.
Patients diagnosed as having severe acute malnutrition, defined as weight for height measurement of less than 70% of median or greater than 3 SD below the mean World Health Organization reference values or the presence of bilateral pitting edema of nutritional origin admitted in the nutrition stabilization center were included.
Relapsing seronegative symmetric synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE) is characterized by involvement of the hands and feet, elevated acute phase reactants, negative RF, and absence of radiographic erosions.
Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema syndrome: followup for neoplasia.
Physical examination disclosed orthopnea, dyspnea, bilateral jugular venous distention and bilateral pretibial pitting edema. On auscultation, tachycardia, coarse lung sounds and bilateral rales below the scapulae were detected.
Scarvelis and Wells examined this tool to assess the "pretest probability" of DVT, (1) using several parameters: active cancer, immobility due to factors such as paralysis, localized tenderness along particular distributions of the deep veins, swelling of the entire leg, calf swelling more than 3 cm larger than the asymptomatic side, pitting edema in the symptomatic leg, collateral vein formation (non-varicose), and previously documented DVT.
* Extremities: [2.sup.+] pitting edema bilaterally to the level of his knees.
They frequently begin with mild laminitis and swelling of the legs which can progress to extremely severe laminitis, swelling and edema of all four limbs, pitting edema of the ventral abdomen, and colic.
Examination revealed pitting edema and erythema to the mid-calf bilaterally.