Is the edema localized or generalized?
Localized edema more suggestive of trauma, infection, allergy, or lymphatic obstruction
Generalized edema more suggestive of congestive heart fail...
Avoid pressure sores.
Decrease sodium intake: Amount is age-dependent, but typical goal is <2,000 mg of sodium intake per day for older children.
Active or p...
Patients with edema due to salt and water retention may benefit from a sodium-restricted d...
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995.1 Angioneurotic edema, not elsewhere classified
R60.9 Edema, unspecified
R60.0 Localized edema
R60.1 Generalized edema
T78.3XXA Angioneurotic edema, initial encounter
Q: At what level of serum albumin does edema occur?
A: Edema is generally associated with serum albumin <2.5 g/dL.
Q: How does angioedema present differently from other forms of edema?
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Clinical picture of upper extremities showing marked edema.