Oedema

Last updated: Tuesday, 21, December, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests

Diagnosis based on clinical assessment; pathology tests may be indicated to determine the cause.

See also Angioedema.

Localised

Inflammation

Lymphatic obstruction

Venous stasis, especially

  • Venous obstruction 

See Thrombosis - venous.

Generalised

Cardiac failure

NT-BNP, BNP

Hypoalbuminaemia, especially

  • Kwashiorkor

Idiopathic

  • Cyclical oedema