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Found Edema 22 times.

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1. Ascites
* edema , or the abnormal buildup of fluid, in the abdominal cavity outside the intestines. This is often a symptom/complication of liver problems or cancer of abdominal organs. * A tumor (hybridoma) in the abdominal cavity of a genetically-engineered mouse that secretes a serum containing a desired monoclonal antibody .

2. Ascitic tumor
A tumor of the abdominal cavity which often causes edema in that cavity.

3. Carcinoid syndrome
Carcinoid syndrome consists of facial flushing, head and neck edema, abdominal cramps and diarrhea, bronchospasm, pulmonic and tricuspid valves lesions and increased urinary excretion of 5-HIAA (5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid). It is caused by the proliferation of carcinoid tumors (serotonin-producing neuroendocrine tumors that occur mainly in the small intestine and liver).

4. Chemosis
In medicine, this is the term given to any swelling around the eye (specifically, edema of the conjunctiva ) which is caused by exposure to a chemical.

5. Eclampsia
Eclampsia is a complication of pregnancy characterized by four conditions: elevated blood pressure, proteinuria (protein in the urine), edema (fluid buildup in the tissues) and seizure.

6. Edema
Abnormal buildup of watery fluid in the tissues.

7. Erythroblastosis fetalis
A type of anemia which can occur in newborns that have Rh+ blood and which are born to mothers with Rh- blood (see Rh factor ). Symptoms include lots of erythroblast cells which are circulating in the blood instead of being within bone marrow, liver and spleen enlargement, and edema (tissue swelling due to excessive fluid).

8. Filariasis (elephantiasis)
A disease caused by the parasitic nematode worm Wuchereria bancrofti or Brugia malayi. The parasite blocks the lymphatic system and causes lymphatic edema , resulting in the swelling and thickening of skin tissues and the tissues immediately below the skin. The disease most commonly occurs in tropical regions and is spread by bloodsucking insects (which carry the larval worms).

9. HELLP syndrome
HELLP syndrome is characterized by Hemolytic anemia, Elevated Liver enzymes, and Low Platelet count which occurs in about 10% of patients with severe preeclampsia of pregnancy (triad of edema, hypertension, and proteinuria). The abnormal laboratory tests frequently lead to misdiagnosis of hepatitis, gallbladder disease, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, or thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

10. Kawasaki's disease (mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome)
This disease occurs mainly in children, and is characterized by fever that lasts longer than 5 days and which is not responsive to antibiotic treatment, plus the following mucocutaneous manifestations: * conjunctivitis * mucous membrane changes: cracked lips, strawberry tongue * extremity changes: edema , desquamation of tips of the toes and fingers, erythema , rash * lymphadenopathy of the neck greater than 1.5 cm A major complication is arteritis and aneurysm formation of the coronary vessels, myocarditis , pericarditis and acute myocardial infarction .


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