Angioedema Masqueraders

Jie Shen Fok, Constance H. Katelaris

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Angioedema is a common reason for referral to immunology and allergy specialists. Not all cases are in fact angioedema. There are many conditions that may mimic its appearance, resulting in misdiagnosis. This may happen when a clinician is unfamiliar with conditions resembling angioedema or when there is a low index of clinical suspicion. In this article, we explore a list of differential diagnoses based on body parts, including the lips, the limbs, periorbital tissues, the face, epiglottis and uvula, as well as the genitalia, that may pose as a masquerader even to an experienced eye.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1274-1282
Number of pages9
JournalClinical & Experimental Allergy
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019


  • angioedema
  • angioedema mimics
  • cheilitis granulomatosa
  • clinical immunology
  • angioedema masqueraders
  • allergic contact dermatitis

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