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Severe migratory Angioedema due to ACE inhibitors use.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19561786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Angioedema due to use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) is a rare side-effect but is seen more often because of the increase in the use of these drugs due to their effectiveness and good tolerance in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure. Other types of angioedema, which should be included in the differential diagnosis, are the hereditary type, which results from deficiency of C1 esterase inhibitor and the allergic angioedema. Angioedema is a potentially life-threatening condition when it is located to the mucosal and submucosal layers of the upper airway. Some times an angioedema case can be very severe, resistant to the usual treatment and even rarely fatal. The last eight months, six patients with angioedema due to ACEIs (5 cases) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (1 case), were examined and hospitalized at our department. We describe the case of a 65 year old woman with severe migratory angioedema of the tongue, the floor of the mouth and the oropharynx, which was rather resistant to the usual treatment.
G Peltekis; D Palaskas; M Samanidou; A Fragakis; K Alexopoulos; A Kotsani; I Vogiatzis; E Kyrmizakis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hippokratia     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1790-8019     ISO Abbreviation:  Hippokratia     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-29     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101296613     Medline TA:  Hippokratia     Country:  Greece    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  122-4     Citation Subset:  -    
ENT Department of Veroia General Hospital, Veroia, Greece.
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