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A 1-day-old girl is evaluated in the newborn nursery due to swollen hands and feet. She was born at term via an emergency cesarean because her mother had preeclampsia with severe features complicated by pulmonary edema. The newborn's vital signs are normal. Examination shows a short, webbed neck; dysplastic nails; and bilateral, nonpitting carpal and pedal edema. Ultrasound of the abdomen shows a horseshoe kidney. Which of the following is the most likely cause of the edema in this patient?

A Capillary hyperpermeability
B Lymphatic network dysgenesis
C Excessive sodium retention
D Increased urinary loss of protein
E Left ventricle hypo contractility
F Decreased albumin synthesis

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