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A general accumulation of serous fluid in various tissues and body cavities.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin : Greek ana-, throughout; see ana- + Greek sarx, sark-, flesh.]

an′a·sar′cous (-sär′kəs) adj.


(Pathology) pathol a generalized accumulation of serous fluid within the subcutaneous connective tissue, resulting in oedema
[C14: from New Latin, from ana- (puffed up) + Greek sarx flesh]
ˌanaˈsarcous adj


(ˌæn əˈsɑr kə)

a pronounced, generalized edema.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin, representing Greek phrase anà sárka literally, throughout the body]
an`a•sar′cous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anasarca - generalized edema with accumulation of serum in subcutaneous connective tissueanasarca - generalized edema with accumulation of serum in subcutaneous connective tissue
dropsy, edema, hydrops, oedema - swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
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Thus, LCMV infection should be considered a possible etiology requiring laboratory investigations for cases of evocative neurologic malformations or nonimmunologic anasarca not caused by a TORCH infection or genetic or chromosomal abnormalities.
Categories of Malformations Associated With Congenital Zika Syndrome Category Examples Neurologic * Microcephaly * Hydrocephalus * Micrencephaly * Lissencephaly * Polymicrogyria * Pachygyria * Agyria * Holoprosencephaly * Ventriculomegaly * Corpus callosum abnormalities * Intracerebral calcifications * Destructive brain lesions Ocular * Chorioretinal atrophy * Optic nerve abnormalities * Maculopathies * Vascular abnormalities Musculoskeletal * Arthrogryposis * Craniofacial abnormalities (craniosynostosis) * Clubfoot * Acetabular dysplasia Genitourinary * Cryptorchidism * Hypospadias Other * Intrauterine growth restriction * Anasarca * Pulmonary hypoplasia * Single umbilical artery
Suspected "congenital Zika syndrome" includes such clinical features as low birth weight, reduced fetal movement, redundant scalp skin, fetal anasarca, polyhydramnios, and arthrogryposis, and may be associated with miscarriage.
The hospital admission criteria required the presence of one of the following features: ascites, hydrothorax, hematocrit [greater than or equal to]45%, oliguria, elevated liver enzymes, dyspnoea, anasarca or acute renal failure.
She originally presented with symptoms of exertional dyspnoea (grade II New York Heart Association (NYHA)), associated with peripheral oedema, that eventually progressed to anasarca.
If individuals do not descend, most of the times it will make the body more vulnerable to develop thrombo-embolic phenomena, pulmonary hypertension, right heart failure, dilated cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrhythmias, polycythemia, progressive weight loss, psychological disturbances and anasarca.
En esta etapa, hay anormalidades neurologicas, caquexia, anasarca, coma y muerte acompanada de engrosamiento de nervio periferico por material mixoide y edema, perineuritis y glomerulonefritis membranosa.
Al ingreso se documento cifras de presion arterial elevadas y anasarca.
Anasarca in chelonians (turtle/tortoise) is an occasionally seen condition with guarded to poor prognosis and has been ascribed to circulatory failure, renal failure or hypoproteinaemia (Chitty and Raftery, 2013).
Findings on physical examination included hepatomegaly, and marked abdominal distension with progression to anasarca within an unspecified time period.
El hombre ingreso al Hospital Universitario San Ignacio en febrero de 2014 con una progresion del edema hasta anasarca y oliguria.
He also complained of anasarca and dystrophic nail changes for last three months.