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Angioedema

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by McCoy K

(Angioneurotic Edema; Hereditary Angioedema)

 

Causes

Angioedema is often associated with urticaria (hives). It can be caused by:
  • Foods (eg, fruits, shellfish, nuts)
  • Medications (eg, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), ACE inhibitors, ARB inhibitors, penicillin, aspirin, morphine)
  • Infection
  • Inhaled substances (eg, pollens, mold spores, animal dander)
  • Certain diseases (eg, hyperthyroidism , cancer , rheumatic fever )
  • Environment (eg, cold, heat, water)
  • Skin contact with plants, animals, or medications
  • Skin disease
  • Family history
Hives
Splotchy body rash -adult
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RESOURCES

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
http://www.acaai.org/

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
http://www.aafa.org/

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Dermatology Association
http://www.dermatology.ca/

Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
http://www.csaci.ca/

 

References


Angioedema. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed . Updated August 27, 2012. Accessed November 5, 2012.


Beltrani VS. Angioedema: some "new" thoughts regarding idiopathic angioedema. In: Greaves MW, Kaplan AP, eds. Marcel Dekker. New York, NY; 2004: 421.


Lin RY, Cannon AG, Teitel AD. Pattern of hospitalizations for angioedema in New York between 1990 and 2003. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2005;95:159


Urticaria. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed . Updated September 19, 2012. Accessed November 5, 2012.

 

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