Fatal laryngeal angioedema: a case report and a workup of angioedema in a forensic setting.

@article{Krizova2015FatalLA,
  title={Fatal laryngeal angioedema: a case report and a workup of angioedema in a forensic setting.},
  author={Adriana Krizova and Taylor Gardner and D Little and V Arcieri-Piersanti and Michael Sven Pollanen},
  journal={Forensic science, medicine, and pathology},
  year={2015},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={558-63}
}
Angioedema is an episodic swelling of the deep dermis, subcutis, and/or submucosal tissue due to an increase in local vascular permeability. Swelling may involve skin, respiratory, and gastrointestinal tracts. The most commonly involved areas are the periorbital region and the lips. Here we report a case of a fatal laryngeal obstruction due to angioedema likely caused by an angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor. The decedent, a 58-year-old man, was witnessed developing sudden facial swelling… CONTINUE READING