Flashcards in Angioedema Deck (8)
Swelling into dermis and subcutaneous tissue
What does angioedema involve?
Eyelids, lips, tongue and extremities
What causes angioedema?
Hypersensitivity (food, drugs, insect stings)
Physical stimuli (cold, pressure, exercise)
Hereditary- deficiency of c1-INH
Acquired- result of other diseases
Who get angioedema more?
female, no race predilection, all ages
What hx do you want for angioedema?
FH of angioedema
New food or medications
Potential triggers/exacerbating factors
History of urticaria
What do you do on physical exam?
airway assessment, inspection, look for GI involvement - presentation varies
What is the work up for angioedema?
Similar to urticaria
Identifying the trigger
C4 levels for evaluate for acquired and hereditary
Not routinely performed
? Abdominal CT