Hereditary C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency is often associated with immunpathologic disorders. The authors present a case of the rare coincidence of hereditary angioedema (HAE) and Crohn's disease. The history of the patient is analysed along with the familial occurrence of the disease. Characteristic abdominal manifestations of C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency are compared to the clinical signs of Crohn's disease. Differential diagnostic pitfalls are described along with efficatious therapeutic options.
|Translated title of the contribution||Simultaneous occurrence of hereditary angioneurotic edema and Crohn disease|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - May 10 1998|
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