Angioneurotic edema is characterized by the occurrence of recurrent edema that can be localized at the extremities, abdominal or oropharynx level. Its management is considered a therapeutic emergency. We report the case of a 24-year-old patient suffering from an angioneurotic edema involving the tongue with irreducible protrusion. Its treatment is based on the emergency administration of icatibant or C1 esterase inhibitor concentrate available in reference healthcare centers.
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