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Altmeyer's Encyclopedia is an independent, evidence-based medical information resource on specialist level. Since 1986 it has been continuously updated and expanded by only the most accomplished medical professionals in their field. It offers access to over 63,600 up to date articles and 13,800 high quality images from various disciplines.

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Angioedema (overview)

Angioedema (overview) History Donati 1586; Milton 1876; Quincke 1882; Dinkelacker 1882; Osler 1888; Definition Polyätiologic, acute, single or irregular recurrent, 1-7 day persistent, hereditary or acquired, painful or burning, swelling (edema) of the cutis/subcutis and/or the mucosa/submucosa. L...

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