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Table 1 Clinical characteristics

From: High occurrence of antihistamine resistance in patients with recurrent idiopathic angioedema

  Total group (n = 120)
Female (%) 78 (65%)
Male (%) 42 (35%)
Mean age at first consult (range)
 All patients 51 (13–86)
Duration of disease (%)
  < 1 year 44 (37%)
 1 to < 5 years 50 (42%)
 5 to < 10 years 14 (12%)
 10 years or > 12 (10%)
Family history with AE; first grade family membera (%)
 Unknown 51 (43%)
 No 59 (50%)
 Yes 10 (8%)
Referral (%)
 General practitioner 63 (53%)
 Secondary or tertiary treatment center 57 (48%)
Locations of AE attacks (%)
 Facial 105 (88%)
 Oropharyngeal 93 (78%)
 Laryngeal 28 (23%)
 Abdominal 8 (7%)
 Peripheral 37 (31%)
  1. aHereditary angioedema based on C1 esterase deficiency was excluded in patients with a positive family history by means of C4 screening