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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 328-330

Penoscrotal angioedema in an 8-year-old boy following insect bites

1 Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Edo University, Iyamho, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Division of Paediatric Surgery, Edo University, Iyamho, Nigeria

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Dr. Friday Emeakpor Ogbetere
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Edo University, Iyamho
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DOI: 10.4103/NJM.NJM_52_20

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Angioedema in children displays a varied etiology and clinical manifestations, unlike adult angioedema. As opposed to angioedema in adults, pediatric angioedema majorly results from food, insect bites, and drugs. Reactions to insect bites, both allergic and toxic, are frequently encountered in pediatric medical practice but rarely seen in urological practice. Here, we present a case of penoscrotal angioedema resulting from an insect bite in the affected region. This case report emphasizes the need to consider penoscrotal angioedema as an important differential diagnosis of genital swelling, as early diagnosis may obviate fatal complications.

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