Treatment at Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Systemic capillary leak syndrome frequently causes complex medical problems involving many body systems. Episodes are typically sudden, although sometimes certain warning signs or symptoms can alert you.

An attack may include a marked drop in blood pressure. If not treated promptly, this can lead to multiple organ failure and death.

Treatment may include:

  • Fluids. You receive fluids intravenously, carefully controlled to maintain your blood pressure and prevent damage to vital organs, such as your kidneys, heart and brain.
  • Medications. You may receive a prescription for steroids, water pills (diuretics), immunoglobulin or other drugs. You'll probably need to take medications long term to reduce the frequency and severity of future episodes.
Nov. 26, 2014