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What is the treatment for pitting edema appearing in legs in Rheumatic arthritis patients ?

my mother 50yr suffering from rheumatic arthritis since last 3yr she is on tab.wysolone5mg od, tab.methotrexate 5mg twice wkly,tab.folvite 5mg od,tab.calten-d bilateral pitting edema on legs since two days.please give mananement
Asked On : Fri, 14 Jan 2011
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Pitting edema in the legs is indicative of heart disease or a renal disease. It needs a detailed examination and investigations from a cardiologist. Long term wysolone intake can also cause pitting edema. Without examination, treatment cannot be suggested.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal

Answered: Sun, 21 Aug 2011
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