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Case Title: 45 year-old male with recurrent angioedema: WAO international case-based discussions

Jennifer W Leiding1, Douglas Beakes2, Stephen C Dreskin3, Anete Grumach4, Michihiro Hide5, Avner Reshef6, Massimo Triggiani7 and Michael A Kaliner8*

Author Affiliations

1 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

2 Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA

3 University of Colorado, Denver, Aurora, Colorado, USA

4 Departments of Pediatrics and Dermatology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

5 Department of Dermatology, Hiroshima University, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Japan

6 Sheba Medical Center, Shoham 97235302605, Israel

7 Department of Medicine, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy

8 Institute for Asthma & Allergy, Bethesda, MD, USA

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World Allergy Organization Journal 2014, 7:2  doi:10.1186/1939-4551-7-2

Published: 22 January 2014

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

This month for listing within the World Allergy Organization Journal is a paper that represented an innovative experiment first proposed and carried out by Dr. Michael Kaliner. In this paper an interesting case is discussed by a local training program, or programs, in the Washington DC area. The case centers on a particularly difficult subject in allergy management on the subject of angioedema. The original discussion is included, and then comments from expert individuals from five regions of the world were solicited and correlated so that each of the points of view concerning the different regions were registered. This effort took some time to get off the ground, and I believe the initial offering of WAO International Case-based Discussions will generate enough enthusiasm and lead to routine discussions to be published in the Journal. The approach invites consideration and comparison of viewpoints from various areas of the world on a specific difficult clinical case.