Tonsillectomy in a patient with hereditary angioedema after prophylaxis with C1 inhibitor concentrate.

@article{Maves1994TonsillectomyIA,
  title={Tonsillectomy in a patient with hereditary angioedema after prophylaxis with C1 inhibitor concentrate.},
  author={Karen K Maves and John M. Weiler},
  journal={Annals of allergy},
  year={1994},
  volume={73 5},
  pages={435-8}
}
BACKGROUND A 15-year-old young man with a history of recurrent streptococcal pharyngitis and hereditary angioedema presented for tonsillectomy. Preoperative physical examination was normal with the exception of enlarged pharyngeal tonsils with crypts and pustules; there was no evidence of angioedema. Laboratory studies were remarkable for a C4 level of 8 mg… CONTINUE READING