Brawny edema is a much more severe form of non-pitting edema and usually present in later stage of non-pitting edema. Brawny edema can affect any part of the body, though mostly occur in the lower extremities. The chronic condition causes the skin to become thick, brown colored, induration, liposclerosis, atrophic and even necrotic. Causes of brawny edema The primary cause of brawny edema is metabolic abnormality which leads to fibrotic changes that occur in the subcutaneous tissue on the outer layer of the skin.
- Lymphatic system Lymphatic system is a network of lymph nodes and lymph vessels secreting lymph fluid; fluid that consists of protein, fats, water and wastes. It drains excess tissue fluid, filters waste products, carries fats absorbed from the intestine to blood and produces immune cells to fight infections. Lymphedema Lymphedema is protein-rich fluid retention in the bodily tissues which eventually lead to abnormal swelling and particularly affect the arms and legs.
- Learn about signs and symptoms of Lyme disease, medical complications, treatment and prevention of Lyme disease in this article. Lyme disease is a bacterial infectious disease caused by the spirochetal organism, Borrelia Burgdorferi. It is often acquired from tick bites. They are wood ticks found in deers. Ticks may settle itself anywhere on a human body, preferably on warm, moist, and dark places like armpits and groins. In its initial stages, the disease is characterized by a bull’s eye rash although not all people get the rash.