What Is Angioneurotic Edema?

Q:
What is angioneurotic edema?

A:
Angioneurotic edema is a kind of hypersensitivity reaction, which is characterized by fluid collection in the deeper layers of the skin and mucous membranes.

The most preferred nomenclature is hypersensitivity angioedema as opposed to hereditary angioedema. The exact cause of angioneurotic edema is unknown.

Allergic or hypersensitive reaction may be the causes of angioneurotic edema, some certain drugs, particularly penicillin and antibiotics may also trigger this disease.

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