TITLE

Hemi orolingual angioedema

AUTHOR(S)
Khurana, Dheeraj; Sharma, Mukesh; Prabhakar, Sudesh
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology;Jul2008, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p199
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the clinical case of a 50-year-old woman with right sided hemiparesis who developed hemiorolingual edema. It notes that the patient developed the condition following completion of intravenous (IV) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (r-tPA) infusion yet was resolved over the next 24 hours. It mentions that angioedema can result to life threatening asphyxia, requiring intubation for the patient. It cites increased production of bradykinin following r-tPA infusion as the cause of angioedema in the patient.
ACCESSION #
34487128

 

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