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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: QI
Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
March 1997
Volume 28 , Issue 3

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Preoperative prophylaxis for C1 esterase-inhibitor deficiency in patients undergoing oral surgery: A report of three cases

Peled/Ardekian/Schnarch/Laufer

Pages: 169-171
PMID: 9452682

C1-inhibitor deficiency, or hereditary angioedema, is a genetic disorder characterized by recurrent circumscribed, nonpruritic, nonpitting subepithelial edema. Minor trauma to the tissue, such as tooth extraction, can trigger life-threatening laryngeal edema. The use of fresh forzen plasma and/or danazol before treatment prevents angioedema attacks. A critical review of the treatment regimen and prophylaxis for C1-inhibitor deficiency is presented, and thre e new cases are described.

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