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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 106-108

Angioedema - a rare cause of acute episodic dysuria: Case report and review of literature

Department of Allergy, Allergy Center, Ministry of Health, Kuwait

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Radhakrishna Panicker
Al Rashed Allergy Center, P O Box - 31505, Sulaibikhat 90806
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.33291

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The presentations of acute angioedema vary and depend upon the organs involved. Acute episodes of angioedema can be life-threatening if it involves the larynx leading to the obstruction of upper airways and it is a major cause of death. Angioedema involving the lips, cheek and tongue are common with bizarre presentations. Angioedema of the gastro intestinal tract frequently mimic an acute abdomen resulting in unnecessary surgical intervention and increased morbidity. Here we present an unusual case of angioedema involving the external urethra resulting in severe discomfort and burning sensation during micturition. He was later investigated and diagnosed as idiopathic urticaria with angioedema and promptly responded to antihistamines.

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