Hereditary angioedema on the occasion of a pediatric case

Bir çocuk olgu nedeniyle herediter anjioödem

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  • Hakan Turan Düzce Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Dermatoloji Anabilim Dalı, Düzce
  • Mesut Okur Düzce Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Düzce
  • Ersoy Acer Düzce Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Dermatoloji Anabilim Dalı, Düzce
  • Zehra Gürlevik Düzce Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Dermatoloji Anabilim Dalı, Düzce
  • Mehmet Emin Yanık Düzce Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Dermatoloji Anabilim Dalı, Düzce



Hereditary angioedema, fresh frozen plasma, treatment


Hereditary angioedema is a rare and life threatening autosomal-dominant disorder which results from the congenital deficiency of C1- esterase inhibitor. It is responsible for approximately 2% of all angioedema cases. Recurring angioedema attacks that involve subcutaneous and submucosal areas are the hallmarks of hereditary angioedema. Here, we review the clinical findings and therapeutic approaches of the disease by presenting a 5-years old female patient with severe extremity edema who was diagnosed as hereditary angioedema and treated with fresh frozen plasma.


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Turan, H., Okur, M., Acer, E., Gürlevik, Z., & Yanık, M. E. (2023). Hereditary angioedema on the occasion of a pediatric case: Bir çocuk olgu nedeniyle herediter anjioödem. European Journal of Therapeutics, 17(2), 92–94.



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