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Swelling into dermis and subcutaneous tissue

angioedema

2

What does angioedema involve?

Eyelids, lips, tongue and extremities
Respiratory system
GI system

3

What causes angioedema?

Idiopathic
Hypersensitivity (food, drugs, insect stings)
Physical stimuli (cold, pressure, exercise)
Autoimmune disease
Infection
Ace inhibitors
NSAIds
Hereditary- deficiency of c1-INH
Acquired- result of other diseases

4

Who get angioedema more?

female, no race predilection, all ages

5

What hx do you want for angioedema?

FH of angioedema
New food or medications
Potential triggers/exacerbating factors
Medical conditions
History of urticaria

6

What do you do on physical exam?

airway assessment, inspection, look for GI involvement - presentation varies

7

What is the work up for angioedema?

Similar to urticaria
Identifying the trigger
C4 levels for evaluate for acquired and hereditary
Imaging
Not routinely performed
? Abdominal CT

8

What is the treatment for angioedema?

Life-threatening- Epinephrine
Antihistamines
+/- glucocorticoids
Hereditary Angioedema
C1-INH replacement therapy