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.

Please bring the following documents with you at the first presentation:

  • Relevant doctor's letters and laboratory tests, including genetic tests if necessary
  • Current medication list (e.g. federal medication plan)
  • Photo documentation of swellings
  • Swelling diary/calendar (if available)

Head of department

PD Dr. med.
Adam Chaker

PD Dr. med.
Benedikt Hofauer