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what is the definition or description of: angioedema?

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Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Deep swelling: Angioedema is swelling that occurs under the skin. Hives are very similar but hives occur in the skin layer. Angioedema is due to fluid leaking from blood vessels usually due to an allergy or genetic abnormality. Treatment includes steroids, antihistamines and h2 blockers.
Answered on Nov 19, 2016
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