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407 Possible Causes for Edema of the Hands and Feet

  • Raynaud's Disease

    Dressing for the cold in layers and wearing gloves or heavy socks usually are effective in dealing with mild symptoms of Raynaud's. Medications are available to treat more-severe forms of the condition. The goals of treatment are to: Reduce the number and severity of attacks Prevent tissue damage Treat the[…][]

  • Heart Failure

    Heart failure occurs when the cardiovascular system is unable to meet the metabolic demands of the body, or when it can only do so at elevated filling pressures. Common causes include ischaemic heart disease, hypertension, valvular heart disease, diabetes mellitus, drugs or congenital heart disease. Dyspnea, fatigue[…][]

  • HELLP Syndrome

    In others, preeclampsia causes fluids to accumulate (edema), particularly in the hands and face and around the eyes but also in the feet. Rings may no longer fit.[]

  • Eosinophilic Fasciitis

    While erythema and edema don't usually affect hands and feet, joint stiffness frequently affects articulations of distal limbs.[] The trunk and neck can be affected, with typical sparing of the hands, feet, and face.[] Patients complain about pain and edema with sudden onset and centripetal evolution starting at the extremities, evolving to induration that leads to limitation of hand and[]

  • Fabry Disease

    Fabry disease, an X-linked disorder of glycosphingolipids that is caused by mutations of the GLA gene that codes for α-galactosidase A, leads to dysfunction of many cell types and includes a systemic vasculopathy. As a result, patients have a markedly increased risk of developing ischemic stroke, small-fiber[…][]

  • Sarcoidosis

    Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by the formation of granulomas in various organs, mainly lungs and lymphatic system. Joint, muscle, and bone involvement is also rather common. Recent studies on its pathogenesis and therapeutic management are reviewed here. The pathogenesis of sarcoidosis is not fully[…][]

  • Amyloidosis

    , typically in a person’s legs, feet, or ankles and less often in the hands or face. hypoalbuminemia—a condition in which a person’s blood has less-than-normal amounts of[] […] syndrome excretes more than half a teaspoon of albumin per day. hyperlipidemia—a condition in which a person’s blood has more-than-normal amounts of fats and cholesterol. edema—swelling[]

  • Diffuse Scleroderma

    There is a strong evidence to suggest the association between breast cancer and diffuse scleroderma, though it is an infrequent occurrence. We describe the clinical and radiological findings in a patient who, over a period of 2 years, was diagnosed initially of diffuse scleroderma, next with right breast cancer and[…][]

  • Scleredema Adultorum

    […] or feet.[] Scleredema comes from scler- (hard) edema (swelling). Scleredema should not be confused with scleroderma which is a distinct and different disease.[] […] dermatologic disorder characterized by hardening and thickening of the skin, typically over the face, neck, upper back, and shoulders or other areas of skin, but not over the hands[]

  • Brandt Syndrome

    Legend: Desquamative erythematous patches with edema involving bilateral lower extremities ( a ) and plantar feet ( b ).[] Physical examination revealed erythema and desquamation along the extremities (Fig. 1a ), plantar feet (Fig. 1b ), and palmar hands (Fig. 1c ), paronychia, angular cheilitis[] Erythema with subtle desquamation on bilateral palmar hands ( c ).[]

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