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Small bowel intussusception: An unusual presentation of angioedema

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This article presents a case report of a 13-year-old boy who presented to the Emergency Department with abdominal pain and vomiting. He had a known history of recurrent swelling but no previous abdominal episodes. A computed tomography scan revealed small bowel intussusception and he was scheduled for surgery. The patient had a history of multiple episodes of swelling of extremities, face, and genitalia. The Allergy Consult Service was consulted for perioperative management of his angioedema.
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Keywords: Angioedema; C1-INH; HAE; bowel swelling; hereditary angioedema; intussusception; small bowel intussusception

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA; Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. [email protected]

Publication date: 2010-01-01

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