cyclic edema

cyclic edema

A transient condition affecting ♀ who work on their feet, possibly of psychogenic origin, as it occurs in the emotionally labile; CE is a diagnosis of exclusion, to be considered after ruling out angioneurotic edema, IgE-dependent or complement-mediated urticaria and other immune-related nosologies
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Leg edema observed in women could be benign, as in cyclic edema seen during childbearing years or pregnancy.
Dr Lee knows that the most common cause of such edema is venous insufficiency, and that idiopathic and cyclic edema can occur in women younger than 50 years (See "Leg Edema and Venous Insufficiency" sidebar on page $6).
Patients were excluded if the edema was known to be due to nifedipine, intraabdominal malignancy, hypothyroidism, or idiopathic cyclic edema.

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