ANGIOEDEMA – WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF ANGIOEDEMA?
ANGIOEDEMA AS PART OF URTICARIAAngioedema accompanying 40 to 50% of acute or chronic urticaria cases is regarded as an urticaria sign It is more prevalent with the following types of urticaria:
- Acute urticaria
- Chronic spontaneous urticaria
- Cold urticaria
- Cholinergic urticaria
For this kind of angioedema associated to urticaria, all diagnostic and therapy management is similar to everything that has been previously mentioned concerning urticaria diagnosis and treatment. To learn more, please click here to read about acute and chronic urticaria.(link)
SPECIAL TYPES OF ANGIOEDEMA- ANGIOEDEMA WITHOUT URTICARIA
There are special types of angioedema, which occur with no hives present – these are the so-called angioedema without urticaria, which occur as a result of the accumulation of bradykinin in the blood stream. This is considered as a different disease from acute or chronic urticaria.
There are three known types:
- Hereditary angioedema
- Acquired angioedema
- Angioedema caused by angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor
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