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Disease / Swelling
Other Names are swelling - eyes; angioneurotic edema the development of large welts below the surface of the skin, especially around the eyes and lips. The welts may also affect the hands, feet, and throat. The condition is associated with allergies and histamine release.
causes, incidence and risk factors:
Angioedema is a swelling similar to urticaria(hives), but the swelling is beneath the skin rather than on the surface. There seems to be a hereditary tendency toward the development of the angioedema and hives (see hereditary angioedema). Angioedema is associated with the release of histamine and other chemicals into the bloodstream, which is part of the allergic response.