7. Acute Urticaria - Angioedema
One of the dermatologic emergencies mediated by drugs, (NSAIDís Penicillin), food and infections may present with generalised urticarial lesions and sudden respiratory distress due to edema of glottis.
The patient requires immediate hospitalization and Inj. Adrenaline 0.5 - 1 ml given subcutaneous followed by I.V. steroids and antihistamines. In rare instances the patient may require tracheostomy.
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