Refers to generalized edema, is a medical condition characterised by widespread swelling of the skin due to effusion of fluid into the extracellular space.

Usually caused by liver failure or renal failure/disease and severe malnutrition/protein deficiency.

Sodium and water retention caused by low cardiac output can also result in anasarca.

May result from administration of exogenous intravenous fluid.

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