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what causes angioedema?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
ALLERGY OR GENETIC: Angioedema is the rapid swelling of the skin, including the dermis, deep dermis, mucosa, and subcutaneous tissue. If angioedema is acquired, it is usually caused by an allergy; if it is hereditary, it is due to a genetic mutation.
Answered on May 11, 2014
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