An accumulation of fluid under the skin, usually due to an allergic response.
Recurrent wheals or welts in the skin, caused by dilation and/or increased permeability of capillaries.
Swelling similar to urticaria (hives), but the swelling occurs beneath the skin instead of on the surface. Angioedema is characterized by deep swelling around the eyes and lips and sometimes of the hands and feet.
(angio-ed-ema) - swelling of the lips that occurs because of an allergic reaction.
an allergic reaction characterized by facial swelling with edema of the lips, eyelids and certain mucosa or other parts of the body. It can prove to be dangerous when it affects the pharyngeal or laryngeal mucosa. Swelling then impedes breathing and can cause true asphyxia.
Swelling of the tissue directly beneath the skin or the mucosa
type of swelling involving the face and airways that is related to allergy
Like hives but affects deeper skin layer.
a swelling of the deeper layers of the skin sometimes occurs with hives. Angioedema is not red or itchy, and most often occurs in soft tissue such as the eyelids, mouth or genitals
A non-itching reaction in the skin's underlying tissue marked by swelling and red blotches.
recurring attacks of transient edema (swelling) suddenly appearing in areas of the skin or mucous membranes and occasionally of the viscera (internal organs); may be asymptomatic or associated with urticaria (hives) and redness.
Widespread and deep swelling.
Recurring attacks of transient, subcutaneous edema (water retention/swelling of tissue), often due to an allergic reaction.
Angioedema (BE: angiooedema), also known by its eponym Quincke's edema and the older term angioneurotic edema, is the rapid swelling (edema) of the skin, mucosa and submucosal tissues. Apart from the common form, mediated by allergy, it has been reported as a side effect of some medications, specifically ACE inhibitors.