Edema quincke examination

Under the Quinck swelling is meant sudden and pronounced swelling of the skin, fatty tissue and / or mucous membrane. Quincke's edema is sometimes called giant hives, angioedema, angioedema.

At least once in a lifetime this disease marks up to 10% of the population. Almost half of the cases, angioedema combined with hives.

Quill Quincke (by the name of the German who described himdoctor N.I. Quincke, synonyms: angioedema, giant urticaria) is an acute allergic disease characterized by the onset of massive skin edema, subcutaneous adipose tissue and mucous membranes. Most often it develops on the face, neck and upper body, the back of the hands and feet, less likely to affect the membranes of the brain, joints, internal organs. = >> more information

Isolate the acute form of the disease, when the durationthe disease is no more than 6 weeks, and the chronic form, when the duration of the disease exceeds 6 weeks. There are two types of Quincke edema: allergic and pseudoallergic.

Allergic Edema Quincke, like othersallergic diseases, arises as a result of a strong allergic reaction of the body, which develops in response to the penetration into the body of a specific allergen. Quincke's allergic edema is often combined with food allergy . bronchial asthma . hives . Pollinosis .

In patients with pseudoallergic edema Quinckethe compliment system can be activated spontaneously or in response to thermal or chemical stimuli (heat, cold), leading to the development of an allergic reaction.

Symptoms in which you need to see a doctor:

  • acute edema of the facial tissues, the back of the palms, neck, back of the foot (the developed swelling disappears for a few days without a trace)
  • pallor of the skin in the area of ​​edema

The most dangerous form of Quincke's edema is:

  • swelling of the pharynx, larynx, trachea
  • anxiety
  • difficulty breathing
  • a loss of consciousness is possible.

In case of spread of the edema to the larynx and trachea, the patient may die from suffocation.
In children, Quincke's edema appears unpredictable and requires immediate treatment.

Swelling of the internal nervous system manifests itself:

A very important component of diagnostics isrevealing the factors provoking the appearance of the edema of Quincke. In the future, such a relationship can be confirmed with skin allergic tests or the detection of specific immunoglobulins E in the blood.

Along with allergic tests, a generalanalysis of blood, urine, the main biochemical indicators of blood, the analysis of the C1-inhibitor and other elements of the complement system is performed, autoimmune diseases, intestinal and blood diseases are excluded, and feces are analyzed for helminths and protozoa.

Specialists medtsinskogo zetra immunokrektsii them. Khodanova RN use in their work a proven multi-yearpractice the basic methods of treatment of edema Quincke - the appointment of diet, antihistamines, physiotherapy procedures, in particularly severe cases - corticosteroid drugs.

Along with basic treatment, the method hemopuncture . which allows after the first courseprocedures to reduce the intensity of manifestations of the disease and the time range of relapses by 2-3 times. And 3-4 courses of hemopuncture practically completely eliminate all clinical manifestations of Quincke's edema. The method has no side effects - it is irrefutably proved by decades of its application and hundreds of cured patients of our center.

Examination, prevention and treatment of Quincke edema in the medical center for immunocorrection them. R.N. Khodanova:

- clinical examination, anamnesis (history of the disease)

- results of laboratory research

- diagnosis and treatment prognosis

Purpose of individual treatment complex by results of inspection and diagnostics:

- medicamentous nonspecific therapy

- specific immunotherapy (hemopuncture)

How to get an appointment with an allergist-immunologist at our medical center?

To make an appointment, you can use a convenient method for you: tel. 8-499-445-40-83, 740-61-75.