Level 1: Edema – Chief Complaint: Expert Panel DDX

How does your differential compare with the experts?

What questions will comprise your initial history?

Experts’ DDX:

  1. Liver disease
  2. Heart disease
  3. Kidney disease
  4. Pregnancy
  5. Pre-menstrual swelling
  6. Low protein/low albumin
  7. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  8. Hypothyroidism
  9. Hematopoietic disorder (anemia, malnutrition)
  10. Abdominal tumor
  11. Medication induced (NSAIDs, steroids, Calcium channel blockers)