270 Possible Causes for Laryngeal Edema in USA

  • Hereditary Angioedema
    Laryngeal Edema Edema

    Laryngeal edema is the most severe presentation of HAE. … Mortality rates are estimated at 15–33%, resulting primarily from laryngeal edema and asphyxiation. … Patients in whom episodes occur at least once a month or who are at high risk of developing laryngeal edema require long-term prevention.[1] [2]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection
    Acute Laryngitis

    This results in marked edema and inflammation with polymorphs and fibrin deposition. … Prescribing antibiotics for laryngitis is not suggested practice. … The antibiotics penicillin V and erythromycin are not effective for treating acute laryngitis.[3] [4]

  • Chronic Laryngitis

    In severe infections, patients may have a fever, laryngeal edema, dyspnea and even stridor. … LPR can be diagnosed on the basis of the presenting symptoms and the appearance of laryngeal edema and arytenoid erythema on laryngoscopy. … Chronic laryngitis is a condition characterized by laryngeal inflammation lasting for longer than six weeks.[5]

  • Hereditary Angioedema Type 2
    Laryngeal Edema Edema

    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 … Angioedema, defined as sudden onset of edema involving the subcutaneous tissues of the extremities and face, but also the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract, is the main … [6]

  • Hereditary Angioedema Type 3
    Laryngeal Edema Edema

    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 … In rare cases, edema may lead to life-threatening obstruction of the airways and death if not treated immediately.[7]

  • Fascioliasis

    Laryngeal edema and pharyngitis are also possible in individuals that have the habit of consuming raw or insufficiently thermally processed animal liver. … Asymptomatic or gradual development of bottle jaw and ascites (ventral edema), emaciation, weight loss.[8] [9]

  • Bronchoscopy

    The patient is assessed for respiratory difficulty (stridor and dyspnea resulting from laryngeal edema, laryngospasm, or bronchospasm).[10]

  • Ludwig's Angina

    Airway compromise is manifested by stridor, cyanosis, inability to swallow saliva, laryngeal edema and physical examination can reveal an elevated tongue that prevents air … The external signs may include bilateral lower facial edema around the mandible and upper neck. … The role of corticosteroids has shown to be beneficial in some studies and dexamethasone given for 48h has shown to reduce edema.[11] [12]

  • Bee Sting
    Laryngeal Edema

    Tracheostomy is done in case of laryngeal edema. … No tourniquet should be used as it may worsen the edema. … The affected area should be raised to avoid the development of edema.[13]

  • Hereditary Angioedema Type 1
    Laryngeal Edema 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 … Soon after, the rapid onset of edema of the extremities, face, and/or the upper airway (angioedema) occurs and is considered to be the hallmark of HAE. … Hereditary angioedema type 1 is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency and the onset of edema, abdominal pain and erythema marginatum … [14]

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  1. Hereditary Angioedema, Symptoma
  2. Hereditary angioedema, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  3. Upper Respiratory Infection, Symptoma
  4. Upper respiratory tract infection, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  5. Chronic Laryngitis, Symptoma
  6. Hereditary Angioedema Type 2, Symptoma
  7. Hereditary Angioedema Type 3, Symptoma
  8. Fascioliasis, Symptoma
  9. Fasciolosis, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  10. Bronchoscopy, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  11. Ludwig's Angina, Symptoma
  12. Ludwig's angina, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  13. Bee Sting, Symptoma
  14. Hereditary Angioedema Type 1, Symptoma