Idiopathic edema

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Idiopathic edema

Idiopathic edema is a common cause of swelling (edema) in women under age 50.  "Idiopathic" means that the cause of this condition is unknown. Idiopathic edema is characterized by salt retention in the absence of heart, kidney, or liver disease. The edema may develop periodically or it may persist over time. Swelling of the face, hands, and legs can develop rapidly, and affected individuals typically experience significant changes in their weight over the course of a day. Obesity and depression can be associated with this condition.  Spironolactone may be used to treat idiopathic edema.
 

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The terms "Idiopathic edema" returned 14 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Sleep Apnea and Idiopathic Leg Edema: A Case Control Study.
 

Author(s): Reza Shahmirzai, Mohammadreza Firouzifar

Journal: Acta Med Iran. 2017 Oct;55(10):612-615.

 

Idiopathic leg edema is subject to a lot of debates among physicians. Recently sleep apnea was stated to be the cause. We sought to investigate this matter in a sample of Iranian patients with idiopathic leg edema. In this case-control study, 110 patients were selected based on our ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Idiopathic remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema syndrome associated with bilateral pleural and pericardial effusions: a case report.
 

Author(s): Shozaburo Yanamoto, Jiro Fukae, Yurie Fukiyama, Shinsuke Fujioka, Shinji Ouma, Yoshio Tsuboi

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Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema syndrome is characterized by symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema in the dorsum of the hands or feet. Most cases of remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema syndrome are idiopathic, but some ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A fatal case of acute progression of generalized edema and simultaneous flash pulmonary edema in a patient with idiopathic systemic capillary leak syndrome: a case report.
 

Author(s): Yuri Hirosaki, Shunji Hayashidani, Sayako Ouchi, Tukasa Ohshima, Ryuji Nakano, Hideo Yamamoto

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Idiopathic systemic capillary leak syndrome is a rare and fatal disease due to the unexplained episodic attacks of capillary leakage of plasma from the intravascular into the interstitial space. The attack consists of three phases, a prodromal phase, peripheral leak phase and recruitment ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Idiopathic edema" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Idiopathic delayed-onset edema surrounding deep brain stimulation leads: Insights from a case series and systematic literature review.
 

Author(s): Catherine M K E de Cuba, Alberto Albanese, Angelo Antonini, Giovanni Cossu, G√ľnther Deuschl, Roberto Eleopra, Alejandro Galati, Carel F E Hoffmann, Karina Knudsen, Andrea Landi, Michele Maria R Lanotte, Andrea Marcante, Arne Mosch, Manuela Pilleri, Martin M Reich, Valeria Ricchi, Sara Rinaldo, Luigi M Romito, Felipe S Saba, Horacio E Sacristan, P Richard Schuurman, Andrea Trezza, Pepijn van den Munckhof, Jens Volkmann, Maurizio Zibetti, Maria Fiorella Contarino

Journal: Parkinsonism Relat. Disord.. 2016 11;32():108-115.

 

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is effective for some neurological and psychiatric conditions. Idiopathic delayed-onset edema (IDE) surrounding the leads has been anecdotally reported. The etiology, predisposing factors and prognosis of this complication are unknown. We present a multicenter ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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