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Venous Insufficiency Leading to Chronic Leg Swelling: A Case Study


This case study highlights the importance of determining the causes of chronic leg swelling instead of merely treating swelling.

  • Many patients are given diuretics to reduce leg swelling without having a clear diagnosis.
  • Diuretics can mask LE signs and lead to electrolyte imbalances and fatigue.
  • Differential diagnosis is essential in treatment of chronic leg swelling.