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Anasarca refers to state of edema in which there is a generalized accumulation of fluid mainly in the interstitial spaces usually as a result of capillary filtration exceeding the amount of fluid removed via lymphatic drainage. It can have variable etiology inclusive of
- heart failure
- renal failure
- hepatic failure
- conditions involving the lymphatic system.
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