Heterogeneous predisposing factors and etiology in uvula edema patients.

  title={Heterogeneous predisposing factors and etiology in uvula edema patients.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Barbarroja-Escudero and {\'A}ngel As{\'u}nsolo-del-Barco and M. J. S{\'a}nchez-Gonz{\'a}lez and Mercedes Rodr{\'i}guez-Rodr{\'i}guez and Melchor {\'A}lvarez-Mon},
  journal={Journal of investigational allergology \& clinical immunology},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Edema of the uvula (EU) may appear in isolation or in association with other associated clinical manifestations such as urticaria, angioedema or anaphylaxis. EU may lead to upper airway obstruction, provoking obstructive respiratory distress and asphyxia. Objective: We sought to investigate the etiology of, and predisposing factors for, EU in a large population of patients referred to an outpatient clinic. METHODS In this 3-year-follow-up cohort study, 171 patients… 

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