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Angioedema: A Life Threatening Airway Emergency: A Case Report

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Author(s): Geetika Duggal | Vibha Mehta | Nishant Arora

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 12;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Angioedema | post-operative care | fibre-optic bronchoscope | adrenaline

ABSTRACT
Angioedema is a rare event which can lead to a life threatening airway emergency in a very short time and this necessitates urgent intervention. We present a case of potentially life-threatening postoperative swelling of the tongue, oro-pharynx and submandibular area that developed in a patient after giving second dose of antibiotic.
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