One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of oedema) marked by swelling and itching of areas of skin, usually allergic in origin.
- ‘Angioedema sometimes used to be called angioneurotic oedema.’
- ‘Any patient with a history of angioneurotic edema, whether related to an ACE inhibitor, angiotensin receptor blockers, or another cause, should not be given an ACE inhibitor.’
- ‘The patient even brought the office note of that visit with him, which offered the opinion that angioneurotic edema had occurred and that cilostazol was the cause.’
- ‘Also, a case of angioneurotic edema caused by exposure to metal fumes was reported.’
- ‘Foreign body aspiration, trauma, and allergic reaction (acute angioneurotic edema) are among the noninfectious causes of airway obstruction and are included in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with stridor.’
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