Dropsy (synonym: General edema, anasarca) - abnormal accumulation of fluid (specimens or serous exudates) in the tissues, especially in subcutaneous adipose tissue (anasarca), parenchymatous organs and cavities: abdominal - ascites, pleural - hydrothorax, pericardial - hydroperiod, joints - hydratron, in the ventricles and between the membranes of the brain - hydrocephalus and hydrocele (hydrocele) . Occurs if the blood circulation in patients with cardiovascular diseases, illnesses of kidneys, debilitating diseases involving hypoproteinemia, chronic inflammatory processes, such as hydrocele (see).
Treatment dropsy depends on the underlying disease. In addition, appoint the cardiovascular and diuretics. At a dropsy, cavities often require surgery.