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From: "James Hill" <>
Subject: RE: [LAN] Two causes of death or three?
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 09:47:16 +1100
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G'day JoJo

Anasarca is the sudden build up of fluid in the tissues which can occur for
many reasons. In this case as your relative had heart disease & Bronchitis
they probably had congestive cardiac failure which results in pitting oedema
of the legs before of the inability of the heart to pump the blood around. A
life threatening condition before diuretics and digoxin

Hope that helps

Jim Hill

-----Original Message-----
From: Jojo Smith [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 8:28 AM
Subject: [LAN] Two causes of death or three?

Hi, List: Under "Cause of death" on a barely-readable certificate, there
are two or three possible causes of death listed:

Morbus Cordis 12 months (heart disease?)
(indented) Onasarea?/Onasarca?

Is there such a disease as Bronchitis Onasarea?/Onasarca?, or did she have
both Bronchitis AND Onasarea?/Onasarca? ?

The nearest definition of the dreaded "O" word I could find on a medical
site was Anasarca, which was defined as massive edema or dropsy.

Any elucidation appreciated. Thanks. Jojo

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