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Hereditary angioedema: A case report

Youssef Bouzoubaa1 Hamza Benghaleb1* Walid Bijou1 Youssef Oukessou1 Sami Rouadi1 Redallah Abada1 Mohamed Roubal1 Mohamed Mahtar1
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1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
Submitted: 7 January 2024 | Accepted: 23 February 2024 | Published: 25 March 2024
© 2024 by the Author (s). This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License ( )

Angioneurotic edema (ANE) is a frequently encountered presentation in the emergency department. This condition manifests itself as sudden, unpredictable episodes of edema in cutaneous and mucosal tissues, commonly affecting the eyes, oral cavity, lips, and larynx. It is crucial to acknowledge that ANE is a component of a range of allergic manifestations, often associated with urticaria and occasionally of non-allergic origin. In some cases, this condition can lead to laryngeal edema, causing airway obstruction and potentially fatal consequences if not diagnosed in a timely manner. After 2007, the term ANE was replaced by the term angioedema (AE) in the literature for its conciseness and wider recognition. The purpose of this comprehensive article is to present a detailed analysis of a clinical case involving a 75-year-old patient diagnosed with AE, accompanied by a thorough examination of relevant literature that has significantly contributed to our understanding of this complex medical condition.

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