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Caution in diagnosing angioedema as anaphylaxis
  1. Shivam Patel,
  2. Roshan Mathew and
  3. Sanjeev Bhoi
  1. Emergency Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Roshan Mathew, roshmat15{at}


Angioedema is one of the commonest life-threatening conditions with good outcome timely definitive treatment. However, failure to recognise the common presentation of an uncommon bradykinin-mediated angioedema in time may lead to fatal outcome in the emergency department (ED). We report a case of a 79-year-old male patient who presented to ED with features of ACE inhibitor-induced angioedema which was identified and resuscitated by the emergency physician with use of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) leading to prompt recovery and good outcome.

  • cardiovascular system
  • resuscitation

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  • Contributors Conception and design, acquisition of data: SP and RM. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content: SP and SB. Final approval of the version published: SB. Agreement to be accountable for the article and to ensure that all questions regarding the accuracy or integrity of the article are investigated and resolved: All authors.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

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