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Ann Fr Anesth Reanim. 2005 Oct;24(10):1291-3. Epub 2005 Jun 9.

[Refractory oedema: think about systemic capillary leak syndrome].

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  • 1Service de réanimation polyvalente, hôpital Font-pré, 1208, avenue du Colonel-Picot, 83056 Toulon, France. laurentchiche@hotmail.com


Systemic Capillary Leak Syndrome (SCLS) is a rare and recently discovered disease. The diagnosis must be evoked in front of an hypovolaemic shock associated with a refractory anasarca. We report an observation of SCLS and then discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties. SCLS is diagnosed when a patient meet a compatible clinical situation with an hypoalbuminemia in spite of relative hemoconcentration. Evidence of a monoclonal gammapathy constitute an additional clue.

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