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Acquired form of angioedema of the head and neck related to a deficiency in c1-inhibitor: a case report with a review of the literature.
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PMID:  23304594     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Angioedema related to a deficiency in the C1-inhibitor protein is characterized by its lack of response to therapies including antihistamine, steroids, and epinephrine. In the case of laryngeal edema, mortality rate is approximately 30 percent. The first case of the acquired form of angioedema related to a deficiency in C1-inhibitor was published in 1972. In our paper, we present a case of an acquired form of angioedema of the oropharyngeal region secondary to the simultaneous occurrence of two causative factors: neutralization of C1-inhibitor by an autoantibody and the use of an angiotensin convertin enzyme inhibitor.
Bassel Hallak; Propser Konu; Florian Lang; Christian Simon; Philippe Monnier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-12-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in otolaryngology     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-6773     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-10     Completed Date:  2013-01-11     Revised Date:  2013-04-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101576603     Medline TA:  Case Rep Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  405824     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital CHUV, Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland.
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