Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Edema

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_1007-2

This term describes the abnormal accumulation of fluid (lymph, blood) in tissues, lungs, or serous cavities in a body due to unbalanced fluid homeostasis. These edemas often occur as clinical signs of an infection with different parasites (e.g., Filariae, Sarcocystis, Schistosomes, cp bacteria, Chagom, Trypanosomiasis.

Keywords

Clinical Sign Abnormal Accumulation Fluid Homeostasis Serous Cavity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany