Quincke's edema

Quincke's edema also known as angiooedema,and angioneurotic edema

Definition

is the rapid swelling of the dermis, subcutaneous tissue,mucosa and submucosal tissues.  

Treatment

It should be treated as a medical emergency, as airway obstruction and suffocation can occur. Epinephrine may be life-saving when the cause of angioedema is allergic. In the case of hereditary angioedema, treatment with epinephrine has not been shown to be helpful.Tracheal intubation or even tracheotomy is required in severe situations to prevent respiratory arrest and risk of death.

Absolute Contra Indication for Endopeel

Quincke's edema is an absolute contra-indication before treating a patient with Endopeel.

Possible Correlations

Sometimes, the cause is recent exposure to an allergen (e.g. peanuts), but more often it is either idiopathic (unknown) or only weakly correlated to allergen exposure.Fortunately since 16 years in whole world, none patient developed a Quincke's edema after a unique or repeated Endopeel Injections.