TITLE

Angioedema of the tongue

AUTHOR(S)
Cuculi, Florim; Suter, Yves; Erne, Paul
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/22/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 9, p1136
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case describing the characteristics and treatment of angioedema of the tongue. The authors stated that angioedema is an acute, self-limited localized swelling of subcutaneous or mucosal tissue. They added that angioedema often affects the lips, eyelids and tongue and often causes large, well-demarcated lesions that typically resolve in two-three days and may last five-seven days. Moreover, the disease affects patients taking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and may develop hours or years after the initiation of the therapy. They emphasized that treatments depend on the underlying cause and may include antihistamines, corticosteroids and epinephrine.
ACCESSION #
31625506

 

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