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488 Possible Causes for Mucosal Edema

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Findings may include the following: Nasal mucosal erythema and edema are common Nasal discharge: Profuse discharge is more characteristic of viral infections than bacterial[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Sinusitis

    Physical Findings Typical physical signs include bilateral nasal mucosal edema, purulent nasal secretions, and sinus tenderness (however, this is not a sensitive or specific[web.archive.org] In patients with allergic rhinitis, aggressive treatment of nasal symptoms and signs of mucosal edema, which can cause obstruction of the sinus outflow tracts, may decrease[emedicine.medscape.com] […] erythema Periorbital edema Tenderness overlying sinuses Air-fluid levels on transillumination of the sinuses (60% reproducibility rate for assessing maxillary sinus disease[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Patulous Eustachian Tube

    Many of the maneuvers aimed at the treatment of patulous ET are designed to increase mucosal edema. PET is not a matter of poor blood circulation to the head.[web.archive.org] Allergy causes mucosal edema (swelling of the tissues of the nose and throat) and this will tend to close the opening of the Eustachian tube, which is immediately behind the[web.archive.org]

  • Pharyngitis

    Laryngeal fiberscopy revealed bilateral vocal cords almost fixed at the median position, with mucosal redness, swelling, and edema at the hypopharyngeal area.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Otitis Media

    Many factors have been implicated in the failure of the clearance mechanism, including ciliary dysfunction; mucosal edema; hyperviscosity of the effusion; and, possibly, an[emedicine.com]

  • Appendicitis

    The bSSFP image (B) doesn’t demonstrate submucosal edema, but clearly depicts mesenteric lymph nodes and comb sign, associated with extensive mucosal enhancement (arrows,[doi.org] The remaining distal ileum displays signs of active inflammation, namely bowel wall thickening and submucosal edema (A and B) associated with mucosal and serosal increased[doi.org] There is a segmental uniform thickening of the transverse colon associated with submucosal edema (A and B), mucosal hyper-enhancement, and engorgement of the supplying mesenteric[doi.org]

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

    Chronic mucosal changes; such as hyperemia, edema, and an irregular or mottled surface, should be evident on bronchoscopic examination ( 4 ).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hereditary Angioedema

    Edema may also occur at the mucosal lining of the upper airways and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.[symptoma.com] Mucosal edema of the bladder or urethra can result in urinary retention, stammering, pain, or anuria.[emedicine.medscape.com] "Thumbprinting" and a stacked coin appearance, also signs of mucosal edema, may also be seen on radiographs.[archinte.ama-assn.org]

  • Hereditary Angioedema Type 1

    edema [ 5 ].[hoajonline.com] […] activated, kallikrein is generated that cleaves high molecular weight kinninogen producing bradykinin (primary mediator in AAE) which increases vascular permeability causing mucosal[hoajonline.com]

  • Bacterial Tracheitis

    Direct laryngoscopy consistently revealed a normal epiglottis and aryepiglottic folds but marked subglottic mucosal edema.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Endoscopic evaluation demonstrates a normal supraglottic and glottic larynx with purulent debris, mucosal ulcerations, and edema of the subglottic larynx and trachea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] edema or other inflammatory processes cause an exponential increase in airway resistance and a significant increase in the work of breathing.[clinicalgate.com]

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