Differential Diagnosis of Physical Findings and States

Part 1 Pitting Edema; Lymphedema; Ulceration; Gangrene
  • David I. Abramson
  • Donald S. Miller


There are a number of abnormal states which are found in both vascular conditions and in musculoskeletal disorders, the most common of which are pitting edema, lymphedema, ulceration, and gangrene. The present chapter is devoted to a discussion of the pathogenesis and differential diagnosis of these entities.


Edema Formation Lymph Channel Tissue Space Livedo Reticularis Osmotic Resistance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David I. Abramson
    • 1
  • Donald S. Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.Abraham Lincoln School of MedicineUniversity of Illinois College of MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Chicago Medical SchoolUniversity of Health SciencesChicagoUSA

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