Laryngeal edema is the most severe presentation of HAE. […] edema are prevented. […] inhibitor, and bradykinin receptor antagonist regulates the level of bradykinin in the body; hence, life-threatening complications such as upper airway obstruction secondary to laryngeal
GI edema manifests as severe abdominal pain and cramping (mimicking acute abdomen), while laryngeal edema may cause breathing difficulties and even asphyxiation. […] Management of symptoms with proper therapy is very good, but approximately 50% of patients develop at least one episode of laryngeal edema, which may be life-threatening in
In rare cases, laryngeal edema with potentially life-threatening asphyxiation can occur without immediate therapy. […] Although recurrent attacks may significantly impair the quality of life, their spontaneous resolution is rather common, but in rare cases, laryngeal edema may cause asphyxiation
[Laryngeal edema caused by bee sting]. […] Tracheostomy is done in case of laryngeal edema.
Having in mind the fact that life-threatening laryngeal edema and asphyxiation has been reported in these patients, a strong clinical suspicion must exist when patients present
Smoke inhalation injury refers to the chemical and thermal injury of the respiratory tract, as well as systemic toxicity, arising from inhalation of various irritants found in smoke. Either occupational or accidental exposure (fires, blast injuries, excessive steam, etc.) may be responsible for this type of injury.…