10 Myocarditis Symptoms

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Symptom #7: Edema

Edema refers to abnormally excessive amount of fluid accumulated in the interstitium. The affected area will appear to be swollen. Cutaneous edema is also known as pitting edema where indentation persists after pressure is applied to one area. Peripheral pitting edema is a common type that occurs due to water retention.

Some of the causes include varicose veins, heart failure, insect bites, thrombophlebitis, dermatitis, and more. In myocarditis, edema occurs as a sequelae of heart failure, a consequence of myocarditis.

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