Pediatric Angioedema

Pediatric Angioedema Curr Allergy Asthma Rep (2017) 17:60 DOI 10.1007/s11882-017-0729-7 PEDIATRIC ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY (W DOLEN, SECTION EDITOR) 1 2 Debendra Pattanaik & Jay Adam Lieberman Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract especially for hereditary angioedema, are further being exam- Purpose of Review The aims of this study are to update the ined specifically in the pediatric population. clinician on current understanding of angioedema as it pre- . . . . sents in the pediatric population and to review proper diag- Keywords Angioedema Pediatric C1inhibitor Urticaria nostic techniques and treatment modalities for various types of Hereditary Angioedema treatment angioedema. Recent Findings Angioedema is still best classified by wheth- er it is likely histaminergic or kinin-mediated. New guidelines Introduction have been published around the world to help diagnose and treat both forms (urticaria/angioedema and hereditary angio- Angioedema is localized, non-pitting, and transient swelling edema). The vast majority of the studies on treatment have of submucosal or subcutaneous region and is distinct from been conducted in the adult population; however, there are pitting edema secondary to interstitial fluid accumulation. It data available in the pediatric population. In the realm of he- is commonly non-dependent, asymmetric, and non-pruritic, reditary angioedema, there are multiple new Current Allergy and Asthma Reports Springer Journals

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