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Angioedema

Treatment:  Control airway early if tongue swelling: Consider flex/fiber optic visualization Be prepared for surgical airway Consider ketamine for awake intubation, fiber optic nasopharyngeal intubation LMA is insufficient If cause unknown, treat as histamine related with epinephrine, H1 & H2 blockers, and corticosteroids. Meds: Epinephrine- IM preferred due to longer action 0.01 mg/kg of 1:1000, max 0.5 mg IM Do

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