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Chroniic Oedema

Chronic Oedema


Characteristics of chronic oedema

  1. Swelling of >3 months' duration, which remains on elevation

  2. Positive Stemmer's sign (inability to pinch fold of skin at base of second toe due to thickening)

   3.  Skin and tissue changes that may include :

 

  4.   Tendency to bacterial and fungal infections

 

        Problems associated with chronic oedema