Often related to urticaria, it causes small blood vessels to leak fluid into tissues causing swelling.
It can be benign but can also life-threatening depending on the site involved.
However angioedema can uncommonly occur on its own causing difficulty with breathing.

What are the symptoms
  • Face, lip, tongue throat or genital swelling.
What causes Angioedema?

Angioedema can be caused by allergies, medications such as NSAIDS and blood pressure tablets ACE-inhibitors. Hereditary angioedema is a condition due to hereditary C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency. In Hereditary angioedema, triggers can include infection and minor trauma including dental work.

Here's how we can help:
  1. Firstly by seeing one of our trained Doctors we can determine whether the angioedema is isolated or associated with urticaria.

  2. Some patients may require blood and /or allergy testing.

  3. We can consider whether other specialists such as immunologists may be needed in your treatment plan.

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