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Help difference between angioedema and anaphylaxis

does any one know how to differentiate between them esp when patient is in shock ?
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Angioedema has skin manifestionns like swelling ...

Anaphylaxis is systemic...hypotension and laryngeal spasms
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Angioedema has skin manifestionns like swelling ...

Anaphylaxis is systemic...hypotension and laryngeal spasms
i guess anaphylaxis - rash + swelling = angiodema>shock !

isnt?
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i guess anaphylaxis - rash + swelling = angiodema>shock !

isnt?
If you want to look it this way then angioedema is a form of "mild-moderate anaphylaxis"
Its a manifestation of type 1 hypersensitivity.

The term anaphylaxis can be used with almost any manifestation of the above-mentioned type 1 hypersensitivity but most people when talking about anaphylaxis they mean Anaphylactic shock, with hypotension, tachycardia and so on.
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If you want to look it this way then angioedema is a form of "mild-moderate anaphylaxis"
Its a manifestation of type 1 hypersensitivity.

The term anaphylaxis can be used with almost any manifestation of the above-mentioned type 1 hypersensitivity but most people when talking about anaphylaxis they mean Anaphylactic shock, with hypotension, tachycardia and so on.
the classic causes i know for angioedema are ACEI [kinin not type1 HSN] and hereditary [ complement defi not type1 HSN].
is angioedema type1 HSN ?
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the classic causes i know for angioedema are ACEI [kinin not type1 HSN] and hereditary [ complement defi not type1 HSN].
is angioedema type1 HSN ?

Fuc.k thats true, my bad.. then there is nothing to worry about.. because both of them have different pathogenesis
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