Last revised by Dr Ammar Haouimi on 09 Aug 2021

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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