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«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_07»
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Isolated angioedema of the
bowel due to C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency: a case report and review of
We report a rare, classic case of
isolated angioedema of the bowel due to C1-esterase inhibitor deficiency. It is
a rare presentation and very few cases have been reported worldwide. Angioedema
has been classified into three categories.
A 66-year-old Caucasian man
presented with a ten-month history of episodic severe cramping abdominal pain,
associated with loose stools. A colonoscopy performed during an acute attack
revealed nonspecific colitis. Computed tomography of the abdomen performed at
the same time showed a thickened small bowel and ascending colon with a
moderate amount of free fluid in the abdomen. Levels of C4 (< 8 mg/dL;
reference range 15 to 50 mg/dL), CH50 (< 10 U/mL; reference range 29 to 45
U/ml) and C1 inhibitor (< 4 mg/dL; reference range 14 to 30 mg/dL) were all
low, supporting a diagnosis of acquired angioedema with isolated bowel
involvement. Our patient's symptoms improved with antihistamine and supportive
In addition to a detailed
comprehensive medical history, laboratory data and imaging studies are required
to confirm a diagnosis of angioedema due to C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency.
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