Hereditary angioedema: death after a dental extraction

Forrest, A., Milne, N. and Soon, A. (2017) Hereditary angioedema: death after a dental extraction. Australian Dental Journal, 62 1: 107-110. doi:10.1111/adj.12447

Author Forrest, A.
Milne, N.
Soon, A.
Title Hereditary angioedema: death after a dental extraction
Journal name Australian Dental Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1834-7819
Publication date 2017-03-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/adj.12447
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 62
Issue 1
Start page 107
End page 110
Total pages 4
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a group of three uncommon and potentially fatal conditions, each of which is transmitted as a somatic dominant trait. A recognized trigger to attacks is dental treatment, with tooth extraction frequently reported in the published work. The clinical symptoms may not manifest for many hours or even days after the procedure. We describe a recent case in Australia in which death resulted from HAE following dental extraction, and we discuss its post-mortem presentation and diagnosis, highlighting the need for dental practitioners to be aware of this condition.
Keyword Dental extraction
Dentoalveolar surgery
Forensic odontology
Forensic pathology
Hereditary angioedema
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Institutional Status UQ

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