Editor: V. Dimov, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Clinical Associate Professor, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Angioedema is a swelling that is similar to hives, but the swelling is under the skin instead of on the surface.
Hives (urticaria) and angioedema
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How to use EpiPen (video)
Angioedema (AE) - Different Causes. Click here to enlarge the image.
Different causes of mast cell-related angioedema. Click here to enlarge the image.
Different causes of bradykinin-related angioedema. Click here to enlarge the image.
Different causes of angioedema with unknown mechanism. Click here to enlarge the image.
Conditions that may resemble angioedema. Click here to enlarge the image.
There are different causes for angioedema that can be remember by the mnemonic "INHALED": 6 causes: 5 non-allergic+1 allergic. Click here to enlarge the image.
Diagnosis of Chronic Urticaria and Angioedema (click to enlarge the image).
Treatments for Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) (click to enlarge the image).
What to expect when visiting an allergy clinic
Current allergy skin tests are virtually painless. This video by Dr. Bassett, a board-certified allergist from New York City, shows what to expect when visiting an allergy clinic for diagnosis and treatment:
Questions to ask if a patient has a suspected episode of anaphylaxis
Classification of urticaria: overview. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2011, 7(Suppl 1):S9.
Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS)