Swelling - eyes

Alternative names 
Angioneurotic edema; Angioedema

Definition
Angioedema is 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 can be associated with allergies and histamine release.

see Angioedema.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 5, 2012
by David A. Scott, M.D.

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