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Table 1 Characteristics of 42 patients

From: Food as a trigger for abdominal angioedema attacks in patients with hereditary angioedema

Parameter Number (men/women)
Patients 42 (15/27)
mean age (years) 45 (SD 16.1)
HAE variants
 Type I 41 (0/41)
 Type II 1 (1/0)
Trigger factors
 Emotions 26 (8/18)
 Trauma / Mechanical trigger 18 (6/12)
 Hormonesa 17 (0/17)
 Infection 13 (3/10)
 Food 12 (2/10)
 Drugs 2 (0/2)
 Bee/Wasp sting 2 (0/2)
 Total 33 (10/23)
Atopy
 Patients 12 (3/9)
 Grass pollen 10 (1/9)
 Tree pollen 10 (3/7)
 House dust mite 5 (2/3)
 Cat dander 3 (1/2)
 Mugwort 3 (1/2)
Self reported hypersensitivities/intolerances inducing angioedema
 Atopic 4 (0/4)
 Non atopic 9 (2/7)
  1. amenstruation, pregnancy or intake of estrogen pills