Clinical manifestations of edema

Quincke's edema usually develops without visiblecauses. Only in some cases it may be associated with food intoxication or idiosyncrasy. In women, he often. Occurs during the period of menstruation. Most often in the area of ​​the lips, eyelids and the rear of the hand, a limited edema of the skin develops quickly, and less often the swelling of the mucous membrane of the mouth, nose, nasopharynx and respiratory tract. Usually it occurs without precursors and grows for several hours. Then it begins to decrease and disappears without leaving a trace. There are swelling of large areas of the skin and even the entire limb.

Changed skin pale or yellow, dense. In the place of edema, the patient feels tension, itching, and sometimes dull pain.

Swelling of the skin and subcutaneous tissue is safe. However, in the case of edema of the larynx or epiglottis, breathing is greatly hampered, and even death from asphyxia occurs if tracheostomy is not performed in a timely manner.

As a result of the edema of the gastrointestinal mucosa, the picture of acute gastoebitritis often develops, which is manifested by abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea.

When edema of the meninges or the brain, symptoms of their irritation are possible - headaches, vomiting, drowsiness, etc.

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