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Edema (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

pitting edema, facial edema, postpartum edema, ankle edema, idiopathic edema, swelling, leg swelling, ankle swelling, foot swelling, feet swelling, hand swelling, hands swelling, puffy eyes, puffy ankles, puffy hands

Author and Editor

Author: Ruchi Mathur, MD, FRCP(C)

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD


Last Editorial Review: 2/19/2009

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