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Rituximab therapy in a patient with low grade B-cell lymphoproliferative disease and concomitant acquired angioedema

Authors Kaur R, Williams A, Swift C, Caldwell J

Received 29 May 2014

Accepted for publication 16 July 2014

Published 2 December 2014 Volume 2014:7 Pages 165—167


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Ravdeep Kaur, Aerik Anthony Williams, Catherine Baker Swift, Jason W Caldwell

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Abstract: Acquired angioedema is often associated with significant morbidity. An underlying lymphatic malignancy, autoimmune disorder, adenocarcinoma, or other malignancy may be present. Screening for these disorders should occur in all patients with acquired angioedema as treatment may result in resolution of angioedema.

Keywords: complement, C1-INH deficiency, ecallantide, hemopathy

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