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Idiopathic oedema and diuretics.
  1. M. G. Dunnigan,
  2. D. W. Denning,
  3. J. A. Henry,
  4. F. A. de Wolff
  1. Department of Medicine, Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow.


    Diuretic abuse has been invoked as the cause of idiopathic oedema. In this study, eight patients with idiopathic oedema were studied. Symptoms and weight variation continued despite the proven absence of diuretics in seven of them as determined by urinary chromatograms. Idiopathic oedema cannot therefore be attributed to diuretic use alone.

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