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Acquired angioedema (AAE)

  Strong swelling in man lip from Acquired angioedema (AAE)   Angioedema also referred to as angioneurtotic edema or welts are simply medical terminology used to describe an allergic reaction. Although associated with swelling, or hive like structures on the surface of the skin, a person can suffer from this condition without experiencing this particular symptom. This type of reaction can actually have significantly different symptoms and multiple causes. Despite that there are different... 

Hereditary angioedema

Skin face with Hereditary angioedema   Hereditary angioedema (types I and II) (also known as “Quincke edema” after discoverer Heinrich Quincke) presents in the second to fourth decade, and is characterized by local swelling in subcutaneous tissues. Hereditary angioma is caused by a deficiency of the C1 inhibitor, a protein of the complement system, a part of the immune system. Some mutations produce low levels of C1 inhibitor (type I); others produce normal levels of ineffective... 

Angioedema

Eyes with swelling Angioedema   Angioedema refers to swelling that happens just below the surface of the skin, most often around the lips and eyes. In an allergic reaction, the body produces histamine, which causes blood vessels to swell. Angioedema is similar to hives, but with hives there are itchy red welts on the surface of your skin. Angioedema is a deeper swelling. There are two basic types of angioedema: Hereditary angioedema (HAE), a rare condition that is genetic Acquired angioedema... 

Tularemia

One of the symptoms of Tularemia is swelling   Tularemia is an acute infection transmitted by handling flesh of infected animals, by the bite of insect vectors, by inoculation of conjunctiva, by ingestion of infected food, or by inhalation; it manifests as four patterns: ulceroglandular, oculoglandular, typhoidal, pulmonary. Tularemia on neck   After inoculation, F.tularensis reproduces and spreads through lymphatic channels to lymph nodes and bloodstream. The other name of the Tularemia... 

Cellulitis

In the begining Cellulitis starts with redness and pain in limbs   Cellulitis is a common infection of the lower layers of skin (dermis) and the subcutaneous tissues (areas underneath the skin) caused by a bacterial infection. While cellulitis sometimes develops around wounds in the skin or surgical incisions, in other cases it arises without an obvious source for the bacterial infection. Staphylococci are the bacteria that most commonly cause cellulitis, followed by Streptococci. Less commonly,... 

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