Threatened Respiratory Compromise in the Setting of Isolated Angioedema.
- Author(s): Stephenson, GS
- Lotfipour, S
- Lahham, S
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2018.9.39548
Isolated angioedema of the uvula, or Quincke's disease, is a rare condition that can cause respiratory compromise. Although typically self-limiting, episodes of angioedema may require prompt therapy to prevent obstruction of the proximal airway. In this case report we review the appropriate steps for initial evaluation of patients with suspected angioedema, primary etiologies, and appropriate initial therapy.