Anasarca Question

  1. Anasarca is defined as: "excessive accumulation of fluid in the interstitial spaces throughout the body." The key phrase here is "throughout the body." Basically, the whole body is edematous. My question--is the type of edema seen with anasarca generalized or pitting edema--or, can it include both? Thanks for your help!!! :kiss
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Can be both, especially when viewing the back.
  4. by   VickyRN
    Thanks so much!