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Compr Ther. 2001 Fall;27(3):242-52.

Approach to diagnosing lower extremity edema.

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Department of General Internal Medicine, Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Avenue, Marshfield, WI 54449, USA.

Abstract

Edema, a sign of a localized or systemic disease process, results from a disruption in the normal physiological forces controlling extracellular fluid volume. This review utilizes an anatomical approach in discussing the various causes of edema.

PMID:
11569326
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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