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Use of C1 esterase inhibitor in Angioedema

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By Dr Faisal Aijaz Emergency medicine Registrar.
Thorbjørn Hermanrud, Nicolaj Duus, Anette Bygum, Eva Rye Rasmussen
Angioedema of the upper airways is a severe and potentially life-threatening condition. The incidence has been increasing in the past two decades, primarily due to pharmaceuticals influencing the generation or degradation of the vasoactive molecule bradykinin. Plasma-derived C1-esterase inhibitor concentrate is a well-established treatment option of hereditary and acquired complement C1-esterase inhibitor deficiency, which are also mediated by an increased level of bradykinin resulting in recurrent angioedema...
2016: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
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