HEREDITARY ANGIONEUROTIC EDEMA AND PREGNANCY. A CASE REPORT
M. Mehdi Elhassani*, M.A. Babahabib, Fatima Elmangoub and D. Rahhali Moussaoui
Hereditary angioneurotic edema (HAO) is the clinical translation of C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency (C1 INH). The frequency and severity of clinical manifestation are extremely variable, ranging from edema of moderate extremes to obstruction of the upper airways. The natural history of HAO during the pregnancy is unpredictable. The hormonal impregnation, the trauma of the childbirth appear factors susceptible to activate the crises. We report a case of OAH and pregnancy. Through this case as well as a revue of the literature, we are going to try to identify the clinical manifestations of this rare affection during the pregnancy and in post-partum as well as the various modalities of therapeutic coverage.
Keywords: Hereditary angioneurotic edema; C1 esterase deficiency; Pregnancy; Treatment.
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