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How do you know if your edema is caused by a critical illness?

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Burns, life-threatening infections, or other critical illnesses can cause a reaction that allows fluid to leak into tissues almost everywhere. This can cause edema all over your body.

From: What Is Edema? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Guyton, A.C. , 8th ed, Saunders, 1991. Textbook of Medical Physiology

Taylor, A.E. 1981. Circulation Research,

MedlinePlus: "Edema."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Guyton, A.C. , 8th ed, Saunders, 1991. Textbook of Medical Physiology

Taylor, A.E. 1981. Circulation Research,

MedlinePlus: "Edema."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 11, 2017

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