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What is the difference b/t ecchymoses and edema?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Blood vs water
Ecchymosis is abnormal bleeding into the skin and underlying tissues and is usually due defects in platelets, vessel walls or coagulation factors.
Edema is abnormal accumulation of water in the tissues, usually subcutaneous tissue, and may be due to heart failure or low protein in blood. The latter may result form diseases of the kidney, liver and poor nutrition.

In brief: Blood vs water
Ecchymosis is abnormal bleeding into the skin and underlying tissues and is usually due defects in platelets, vessel walls or coagulation factors.
Edema is abnormal accumulation of water in the tissues, usually subcutaneous tissue, and may be due to heart failure or low protein in blood. The latter may result form diseases of the kidney, liver and poor nutrition.
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
In brief: Eccymosis vs Edema
Ecchymosis is bruising edema is swelling (excess fluid in soft tissue(.

In brief: Eccymosis vs Edema
Ecchymosis is bruising edema is swelling (excess fluid in soft tissue(.
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