Annals of B-Pod: Hereditary Angioedema

Annals of B-Pod: Hereditary Angioedema

There are not many universal, unequivocal truths in medicine, but we can mostly agree that breathing is pretty important. It follows that diseases, injuries, or illnesses that interfere with our airways are problematic. Hereditary angioedema is a uniquely terrifying pathology in which the body’s inflammatory system is aberrantly activated, leading to swelling and collapse of a patient’s larynx. In this case, Dr. Shaw walks us through a presentation and management of a patient with hereditary angioedema in the emergency department.

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