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It is more common in delicate and sensitive areas of the body: lips, eyelids or genitals skin. It can get to be very agressive and deform the face of the patient.
In the past it was known as Quincke´s edema or angioneurotic edema because it was thought it was related only with stress or emotional trauma. Nowadays these terms are no longer used.
Patients suffering angioedema can also have hives oubreaks (urticaria), but not as a rule.
Itch is not a common feature, although affected patients may relate a tingling or “pins and needles” feeling.
Some angioedema causes
- Allergy: angioedema may be another facet of the allergic disease.
- Drugs as common as pain killers or high blood pressure medication.
- Hereditary angioedema: a rare diseas produced by a genetic alteration. Other family members may as well suffer the same disease.
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