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Anasarca
also called "extreme generalized edema" is a medical condition characterised by widespread swelling of the skin due to effusion of fluid into the extracellular space and has 2 more synonyms

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  1. Certain plant-derived anticancer chemotherapeutic agents, such as docetaxel, cause anasarca through a poorly understood capillary leak syndrome

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 13, 2009
  2. This condition is also called leucophlegmatia

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 13, 2009
  3. usually caused by either congestive cardiac failure, liver failure (cirrhosis of the liver) or renal failure/disease and severe malnutrition/protein deficiency

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 13, 2009
  4. can also be created from the administration of exogenous intravenous fluid

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 13, 2009
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