What is Spontaneous Angioedema?

Spontaneous Angioedema is a swelling beneath the skin and fatty tissue.

Spontaneous Angioedema Symptoms

Some of the most common symptoms of Spontaneous Angioedema include:-

  • Swelling of the face and lips
  • Swelling to eyes or eyelids
  • Swelling of the hands and feet
  • Swelling of the tongue or throat (not common)

Spontaneous Angioedema Diagnosis

Though in most cases we do not find a cause, it is useful to do the following investigations:

  • Blood tests, focusing on the immune system
  • Urine tests
  • Stool tests

Spontaneous Angioedema Treatment

Most forms of Angioedema tend to self-resolve in two to three years.
Currently, unless we find a cause that can be treated, the medication aims to control symptoms and improve quality of life.
Most commonly, we use antihistamines, with frequency and dose tailored to each child and their symptoms.
In some cases other medication, like Omalizumab, might be needed.

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About Dr José Costa

Dr José Costa (MD, FRCPCH, PGCert Allergy, PGCert Paed Allergy) is a Consultant Paediatrician and fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

He has over 14 years' experience in Paediatrics and over 7 years in Paediatric Allergy.