Case Report

A Rare Cause of Abdominal Pain in Children: Hereditary Angioedema


  • Deniz Özçeker
  • Zeynep Tamay
  • Agop Çitak
  • Muhammet Bulut
  • Nermin Güler

Received Date: 28.08.2014 Accepted Date: 22.09.2014 Med Bull Haseki 2015;53(1):98-100

Hereditary angioedema (HA) is a rare, autosomal-dominant genetic disorder presenting with recurrent attacks of angioedema. The most commonly involved organs include the extremites, face, neck, upper respiratory tract, genital region and the gastrointestinal tract. Edema of the intestinal mucosa can cause temporary obstruction and severe abdominal pain that can be confused with acute abdomen. Pediatricians and emergency physicians should keep in mind this rare disease in the differential diagnosis of severe abdominal pain.

Keywords: Child, hereditary angioedema, abdominal pain

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