Angioedema (AE) is acute, localized swelling of skin, mucosa, and submucosa caused by extravasation of fluid into the affected tissues.
AE develops in minutes to hours and resolves in...
Acute, typically asymmetric, swelling with onset in minutes to hours (2)
In comparison with urticaria, AE typically is nonpruritic, but it can cause a painful, burning sensation (2).
Intubation if airway is threatened (3)[C]
Eliminate suspected trigger (2)[C].
Volume replacement is essential for patients who are unstable or refractory to initial therapy (3)...
Diagnostic workup if symptoms are severe, persistent, or recurrent
For those with recurrent AE, specialty management is recommended.
T78.3XXA Angioneurotic edema, initial encounter
D84.1 Defects in the complement system
995.1 Angioneurotic edema, not elsewhere classified
277.6 Other deficiencies of circulating enzymes
AE is an acute, localized swelling of skin, mucosa, and submucosa caused by extravasation of fluid into the affected tissues.
Onset is in minutes to hours and often resolves in hours to...
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