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Dictionary of Allergies .. Vibratory angioedema

Vibratory angioedema, Kραδασμικό αγγειοοίδημα. Vibratory angioedema is a rare form of physical urticaria. This entity can be an hereditary autosomal dominant disorder or an acquired sporadic disease. Immediate and delayed forms have been reported[1].

Vibratory angioedema is induced with a strong vibrating mechanical forces, e.g. work with a pneumatic hammer, induce angioedema. Only a few case reports have been published so far, and hence epidemiological data is not available. However, a higher frequency can be assumed to be present in cross-sectional studies, as this stimulus can be avoided in daily life, if not exposed to strong vibrating forces during work.


1. Mathelier-Fusade P, Vermeulen C, Leynadier F. Vibratory angioedema. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2001 Jun-Jul;128(6-7):750-2.

2.Lawlor F, Black AK, Breathnach AS, Greaves MW. Vibratory angioedema: lesion induction, clinical features, laboratory and ultrastructural findings and response to therapy. Br J Dermatol 1989;120: 93-99.

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