How is bradykinin-mediated angioedema managed in patients with anaphylaxis treated?

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: S Shahzad Mustafa, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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For bradykinin-mediated angioedema (including angioedema due to angiotensin-converting enzyme [ACE] inhibitors), antihistamines and corticosteroids are probably not effective. Epinephrine may be tried in severe cases, but airway intervention may be needed.


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