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58-Year-Old Man with Facial Swelling and Shortness of Breath

Signs and Symptoms
This patient presented with abdominal guarding, hypertension, and severe facial swelling.

How would you diagnose this patient?

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Allergic reaction/urticaria/angioedema
Facial edema
Hepatitis (secondary to ETOH)
Neoplastic disease
Effects of acute or chronic hypertension
Electrolyte disorder secondary to poor nutrition
Atypical myocardial infarction
Metabolic disorder (electrolyte abnormality)

Answer: Facial edema & Alcoholism

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