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Friday, October 12, 2007

RECOGNIZING ANASARCA IN THE CLINICAL SETTING


Hi guys,


Hope you had a good week. I have tried to simplify Anasarca, a condition which may be present in a number of conditions.
Anasarca (generalised edema)may have numerous causes. Heart problems, kidney and liver failure are some of the causes. Serous fluid seeps into the tissues and accumulates. There is usually an increase in the patient's weight. The edema may be pitting or non-pitting. In pitting edema, if the finger is pressed into the skin, a depression is left. The stretching of the skin, results in skin breakdown.
Have a great week!
For more information on ANASARCA visit:
http://www.dearnurses.net/the_clinical_setting_step_by_step (CHAPTER 10)

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