pretibial edema


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pretibial edema

Edema of the lower leg anterior to the shin (the tibia).
See also: edema
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Initial systemic blood pressure was 180/100 mmHg and bilateral (++) pretibial edema was observed on physical examination.
The blood pressure was 140/90 mmHg and the pulse was 80/min, the body temperature was 36.50C, and the physical examination was considered normal (excluding hands, face and the pretibial edema).
On physical examination, the patient has central cyanosis, pretibial edema and her lung sounds were decreased to auscultation bilaterally with deep inspiration.
Basals of both lungs had rales with a bilateral 3+ pretibial edema and the patient complained of distinct non-purulent cough, which we also observed.
The presence and severity of PTS were scored using five leg symptoms (pain, cramps, heaviness, pruritus, paresthesia) and six objective signs (pretibial edema, induration of the skin, hyperpigmentation, new venous ectasia, and redness and pain during calf compression).