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Pitting edema

July 11, 2007

Hypotonic fluid disorders: hyponatriemia; cells swelling
1.hypertonic lost-loop diuretics, Addison’s
2.pure water gain-SIADH secretion
3.hypotonic salt gain-right sided heart failure, cirrhosis,nephrotic syndrom
This link explains very well the pathophysiology of the edema:
http://umed.med.utah.edu/ms2/renal/Word%20files/c)%20Disorders%20of%20Volume_Ed.htm
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