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Angioedema Causes & Risks

Causes

Angioedema is often associated with urticaria (hives). It can be caused by:

  • Foods (eg, fruits, shellfish, nuts)
  • Medications (eg, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), ACE inhibitors, ARB inhibitors, penicillin, aspirin, morphine)
  • Infection
  • Inhaled substances (eg, pollens, mold spores, animal dander)
  • Certain diseases (eg, hyperthyroidism , cancer , rheumatic fever )
  • Environment (eg, cold, heat, water)
  • Skin contact with plants, animals, or medications
  • Skin disease
  • Genetic predisposition

Hives

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Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition. The following risk factors increase your chance of developing angioedema. If you have any of these risk factors, tell your doctor:

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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