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Uvular angioedema in a patient on angiotensinreceptorblocker
  1. Ron T Varghese1,
  2. Ronald McCann2,
  3. Khaled Khasawneh1,
  4. Diana G Jacob1
  1. 1 Internal Medicine, White River Medical Center, Batesville, Arkansas, USA
  2. 2 Radiology, White River Medical Center, Batesville, Arkansas, USA
  1. Correspondence to DrRon TVarghese, Internal Medicine, White River Medical Center, Batesville, AR 72501, USA; ronthomasv{at}

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A 62-year-old Caucasian man presented to emergency room with complaints of acute onset shortness of breath (dyspnoea) and swelling of neck for 1 day.

His medical history included hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and hypothyroidism secondary to radioablation of thyroid.

Vital signs on admission showed elevated blood pressure (178/100 mm Hg), pulse oximetry showed 92% saturation with 2 L O2 via nasal canula. …

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  • Presented at Abstract submitted at ENDO 2019 conference, where it was accepted as a poster presentation.

  • Contributors All authors were involved in the care of the patient. RTV wrote the first draft and DGJ edited the manuscript. KK reviewed the manuscript. Images were provided by RM.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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