Abnormal accumulation of watery fluid in the spaces between connective-tissue cells. Usually a symptom of diseases of the kidneys, heart, veins, or lymphatic system, which affect water balance in the cells, tissues, and blood, edema can be pitting (retaining an imprint when compressed) or nonpitting. Edema may be local (e.g., hives from allergies) or generalized (also called dropsy), sometimes involving body cavities as well as tissues. Treatment must usually focus on the underlying cause.
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New hydrops fetalis study findings have been reported by scientists at National University, Department of Pediatrics.
Nov 27, 2010; Investigators publish new data in the report 'Simplified PGD of common determinants of haemoglobin Bart's Hydrops fetalis...