A patient presented with anaphylactic reactions developed a condition as shown in the picture below. Which drug from the following is not helpful for treating this condition ?
D. Sodium chromoglycate.
Ans:D. Sodium Chromoglycate.
The patient shown in the picture above develop a condition known as Angioedema.
- Angioedema is the swelling of deep dermis, subcutaneous, or submucosal tissue due to vascular leakage.
- Acute episodes often involve the lip, eyes, and face however, angioedema may affect other parts of body, including respiratory and gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa. Laryngeal swelling can be life-threatening.
- Airway protection is the most important consideration with laryngeal angioedema. Epinephrine should be used when laryngeal angioedema is suspected.
- If the patient is taking an ACE inhibitor, this drug should be stopped.
- Antihistaminic and Corticosteroids may be given.
- For patients with a known history of hereditary angioedema (HAE), a treatment option approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (eg, C1 esterase inhibitor [C1-INH] concentrate, ecallantide, or icatibant) should be administered as soon as an angioedema attack is recognized