Recurrent angioedema and the threat of asphyxiation.

  title={Recurrent angioedema and the threat of asphyxiation.},
  author={K Bork},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  volume={107 23},
BACKGROUND Recurrent angioedema may affect the skin or, less commonly, the tongue, gastrointestinal tract, and larynx. Angioedema is a clinical sign that can be produced by a variety of diseases. Asphyxiation due to edematous obstruction of the upper airway is rare, but, for the affected patients, it is a permanent risk. METHODS Review of the literature based on a selective search and the authors' decades of experience treating patients with angioedema in a dedicated ambulatory care unit… CONTINUE READING
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