A nemi hormonok változásának hatása a hereditaer angioneuroticus oedemában szenvedö betegek rohaniainak gyakoriságára

Translated title of the contribution: The effect of sexual hormon alterations on the frequency of oedematous attacks in patients with hereditary angioneurotic edema

Felvinci Réka, Németh Éva, Visy Beáta, Varga Lilian, Jakab László, Farkas Henriette

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Introduction - Changes in the body's hormonal equilibrium may alter the frequency of angioedema attacks in patients with hereditary angioneurotic edema. We assessed the relations between the angioedema attacks and puberty, menstruation, anticoncipient pill taking, pregnancy, delivery and menopausa. We also studied the possible Impact of an embryo with hereditary angioneurotic edema on the frequency of attacks during pregnancy. Patients, methods and results - 53 female patients were included in the study. Data was surveyed by a questionnaire and detailed gynecological examination. We pointed out that the frequency of the attacks increased In 34% of the patients during puberty, in 58% of the patients at the time of menstruation and In 63% of the contraceptive pill users. In 36% of the women the frequency decreased In the postmenopausal state. In case the pregnancy affected the disease, the embryo with hereditary angioneurotic edema Increased the number of attacks during pregnancy. Conclusion - Our analysis shows that conditions with sexual hormon alterations have an effect on the number of edematous attacks, therefore patients with hereditary angioneurotic edema need more attention both in nursing and therapy when they are In a life-period of hormonal change. Our results offer the oppurtunity of a better prediction of edematous attacks thus the oppurtunity of better therapy and better quality of life.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)191-196
Number of pages6
JournalLege Artis Medicinae
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005


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