An Unusual Case of Cerebral Oedema

Neri, Sergio and Giardino, Francesco and Rizzotto, Agostino (2014) An Unusual Case of Cerebral Oedema. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 1 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2284-2594

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Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare genetic disorder transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait, characterized by reduced plasma concentration or by the presence of non-functional C1 esterase inhibitor. Oedema caused by HAE mostly affects the skin and bowel and can induce swelling of genitalia. Oedema can be life threatening if it causes swelling of the larynx with obstruction of the airways. We describe the case of a 52-year-old man who presented a neurological emergency (coma), where the remarkable localization of the clinical manifestation and the unusual symptomatology hindered the correct diagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hereditary angioedema, coma, neurological emergency, C1 esterase inhibitor
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.8 Malattie del sistema nervoso e disturbi mentali (Classificare qui la Neuropsichiatria, la Neurologia)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2016 15:55
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 08:20

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