Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V06170466
Idiopathic oedema may cause many different clinical visits
Two patients with idiopathic oedema are presented describing their chronic tendency to accumulate fluid in the body and associated clinical features. One patient also tended to develop spontaneous purpura, which has been described in this condition. The other patient had an Odyssey in the healthcare system before a final diagnosis of idiopathic oedema was reached and explained her different symptoms. Non-pharmacological interventions and various diuretics worked insufficiently, while ephedrine had an excellent efficacy in the second patient.