Aminaphtone in idiopathic cyclic oedema syndrome

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Abstract

Objectives

Idiopathic cyclic oedema syndrome is a group of clinical conditions that exhibit a vascular capillary hyperpermeability accompanied by oedema caused by the interstitial retention of fluid. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the efficacy of aminaphtone in the treatment of idiopathic cyclic oedema.

Methods

A total of 15 female patients with clinical diagnosis of idiopathic cyclic oedema and aged between 22 and 49 years and a mean of 37.7 years were evaluated. After diagnosis, the patients were submitted to lower limb volumetry and asked to record the weight in the morning and evening at fixed times. One tablet of aminaphtone was prescribed every 8 h and on the fifth day the patients were reassessed. Percentages and the paired t-test were utilized for statistical analysis, with an alpha error of 5% considered acceptable (P value <0.05).

Results

A significant reduction in limb size was detected after treatment using aminaphtone (P value <0.0001) with losses between 9 g and 370 g, and an average loss of 116.9 g. Variations in weights in the morning and evening were significant (P value <0.00001) with a maximum difference of 3 kg and a minimum of 120 g. Improvements were reported for 70% of patients.

Conclusion

Aminaphtone is efficacious in the reduction of oedema in patients with idiopathic cyclic oedema.

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