In our angioedema consultation-hour, we specialize in the treatment of patients with bradykinin-induced angioedema and unclear swelling of the head and neck region.

The aim of our special consultation hour is the diagnosis and treatment of bradykinin-induced angioedema. Special attention is given to the treatment of patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE).

What's an angioedema?

The term "angioedema" is non-specific and only describes swelling of the skin or mucous membranes.  These swellings are caused by fluid leaking into surrounding tissue due to vasodilatation and increased vascular permeability. A distinction is made between histamine-mediated and bradykinin-mediated angioedema. Histamine-mediated angioedema is usually accompanied by redness and itching and is treated with antihistamines and glucocorticosteroids.

Head of department

Dr. med. Susanne Trainotti

Dr. med. Eva-Vanessa Ebert