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Swollen lips. Close-up of the face of a 57-year-old female patient with lip swelling due to angioedema of unknown cause. Angioedema is an allergic reaction characterised by the swelling of soft tissue in the lips, mouth, larynx and other areas. It can cause difficulty with breathing and potentially block the wind pipe. Treatment is with anti-inflammatory drugs and antihistamines.
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