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March 1983

Hereditary Angioneurotic Edema First Observed as an Epiglottiditis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Clinical Immunology) (Dr Small) and Otolaryngology (Dr Frenkiel), Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(3):195-196. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800170061015

• Hereditary angioneurotic edema was initially observed as an acute epiglottiditis. The pathophysiologic findings, management of this condition, and an awareness of the diagnosis should lead to appropriate treatment.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1983;109:195-196)