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Post partum flare in a patient with hereditary angioedema

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Chaminda Amarasekara ,

Northern Beaches Women’s Children and Family Health Service, Manly, NSW and University of Sydney, NSW, AU
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Talat Uppal,

Northern Beaches Women’s Children and Family Health Service, Manly, NSW and University of Sydney, NSW, AU
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Muh Geot Wong

Division of Medicine, Northern Beaches Health Service, NSW and University of Sydney, NSW, Australia, AU
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Abstract

Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare autosomal dominant genetic disorder due to dysfunctional or deficiency of C1 esterase inhibitor (C1INH). This leads to episodic subcutaneous and submucosal oedema involving the upper respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts which can be life threatening. Stress and trauma are known to trigger angioedema attack1. As a result of hormonal changes in pregnancy some women may experience increase angioedema attacks. This is a case report of a 34 year old woman who developed life threatening post partum complications with a background history of HAE.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v33i4.4806

Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2011; 33: 166-167

How to Cite: Amarasekara, C., Uppal, T. & Wong, M.G., (2012). Post partum flare in a patient with hereditary angioedema. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 33(4), pp.166–167. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v33i4.4806
Published on 25 Oct 2012.
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