Level 1: Edema – Initial History: Expert Panel DDX

How does your differential compare with the experts?

What related symptoms and risk factors would help you refine your differential diagnosis?

Experts’ DDX:

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