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May 01, 2008

Carcinoid Syndrome With Angioedema and Urticaria

Arch Dermatol. 2008;144(5):691-692. doi:10.1001/archderm.144.5.691

The term carcinoid syndrome stands for a wide group of endocrine symptoms related to the presence of disseminated neuroendocrine cancer, such as diarrhea, flushes, and abdominal pain; infrequently wheezing and bronchial asthma; and rarely skin manifestations due to secretion of a variety of biogenic amines and peptides.1 We report herein a rare case of carcinoid syndrome with angioedema and urticaria as the first symptoms of liver metastases of neuroendocrine cancer.

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