M. W. BINGER
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The basic etiologic causes of the production of generalized edema are much better understood than even ten or fifteen years ago and the treatment administered is on an improved physiologic basis. By a differential diagnosis we are able to determine more accurately the cause of the edema and thereby institute a more logical therapeutic program.
When edema is present, a number of possible conditions must be considered and after a careful analysis of the history and the physical and laboratory findings an accurate diagnosis is possible in most cases. Conditions commonly producing edema are glomerulonephritis, both the acute and chronic
BINGER MW. EDEMA. Ann Intern Med. ;15:617–619. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-3-617
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(3):617-619.
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