GRADING OF EDEMA / IDENTIFYING ANASARCA


LSU Physician Champion - Dr. Najy Masri


GRADING OF EDEMA



*Above figure taken from Penn State University website

IDENTIFYING ANASARCA


Assess the patient for generalized edema. Differentiate from edema due to heart failure which is classically in the lower extremities only. One area to evaluate is for the presence of pre-sacral edema, especially in hospitalized supine patients, as this finding often points to a possible diagnosis of anasarca.