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Edited by Glenis Scadding, MD

This month's quiz question was contributed by Bernard Yu-Hor Thong, MD, of Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Posted: 17 December 2010

A 32-year-old woman came to the Emergency Department for chronic persistent urticaria and periorbital angioedema, which has been occurring daily for the past four weeks. She was diagnosed with thyrotoxicosis six weeks ago, and she had been started on carbimazole 20 mg bd and propranolol 10 mg tds. Her sister also had a history of urticaria and agioedema.

Which of the following is true?