Angioedema is the swelling of the deeper layers of the skin, caused by a build-up of fluid. The symptoms of angioedema can affect any part of the body, but swelling usually affects the eyes, lips, genitals, hands or feet. Many people with angioedema also experience urticaria (hives), a raised, red and itchy rash that appears on the skin, which may have allergic or non-allergic causes (NHS Choices).
This book is a concise overview of all aspects of urticaria and angioedema. Each condition is presented in a step by step format, from initial presentation and examination, to diagnosis and management. Recent advances in the use of drugs to treat both conditions are discussed in depth.
Clinical images and a comprehensive bibliography enhance learning.
- Practical guide to urticaria and angioedema
- Presented in step by step format from presentation and examination, to diagnosis and treatment
- In depth discussion on recent advances in drug therapies
- Includes clinical images and a comprehensive bibliography
Professor, Department of Dermatology, MGM Medical College and LSK Hospital
Kishanganj, Bihar; Medical Director (Honorary), Institute of Allergic and Immunologic Skin Diseases, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, MGM Medical College and LSK Hospital, Kishanganj, Kolkata, West Bengal, India