Acta Medica Medianae
QUINCKE EDEMA CAUSED BY IOPROMIDE AT UROGRAPHY
Rade R. BABIĆ, Milanka MRVIĆ, Slobodan MILATOVIĆ, Gordana STANKOVIĆ-BABIĆ, Svetlana MARKOVIĆ, Vesna LEKIĆ, Jelena JANKOVIĆ and Marina BOŽIĆ
Institute for Radiology of the Clinic Center, Niš
The paper presents a clinic image, course and curing of ihe Quincke edema manifested in swollen eye lids in a 51 years old female patient. It appeared 10 minutes after an injection application of non-ionic iodic contrast agent (ICA) (iopromide; Ultravist 300® - Scheving) at urography.
The authors point to the fact that the application of non-ionic ICA does not provide for absolute patients' protection; on the contrary, even these ICA can lead to a serious reaction. Moreover, they stress the importance of knowing possible complications at applving ionic contrast agents as well as to the importance of possessing anti-shock therapy and equipment.
Key words: Quincke edema, iodic contrast agents, urography