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Hereditory angioedema

M Beckmann, D M├╝hlenstedt, R Happle
Two deliveries in a patient combined with hereditory angioneurotic edema are reported. Although even the smallest trauma can lead to life threatening edema the tendency to edema is reduced during pregnancy. Neither in the vagina nor the vulva the deliveries caused edema. The episiotomy did not cause a concomitant edema of the vulva, despite the predilection of the external genital organs for edema. It is possible that a correlation between the gonadotrophin level and the tendency to edema exists in hereditory angioneurotic edema...
April 1979: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
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