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Pitting and non-pitting oedema

Elizabeth Whiting and Madeline E McCready
Med J Aust 2016; 205 (4): 157-158. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00416
Published online: 15 August 2016

The distinction is essential to determine aetiology and treatment

Oedema can be divided into two types: pitting and non-pitting. These types are relatively easy to distinguish clinically and the distinction is essential to determine aetiology and treatment.

  • Elizabeth Whiting1
  • Madeline E McCready2

  • 1 Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2 Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD


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