Angioneurotic orolingual oedema following thrombolysis in acute ischaemic stroke
- 1Department of Neurology, Memory Center, Lille University Hospital, Lille, France
- 2Department of Intensive Care, Lille University Hospital, Lille, France
- Correspondence to C Lucas,
Alteplase used for thrombolysis in ischaemic stroke may be complicated by orolingual acute angioedema (OAA), a rare but potentially life-threatening side effect. We report the case of a 32-year-old woman who over 24 h experienced OAA after thrombolysis for an acute ischaemic left hemispheric stroke. We discuss the pathophysiology of this rare phenomenon.
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