How a mum, Dr Google and a GP solved a 20-year diagnostic mystery

The case is a reminder to listen to patients and their relatives, say the authors
The patient presented to ED with swollen upper lip and facial swelling.

Sometimes Dr Google, and mums, do know best, as one GP discovered when diagnosing a rare condition in a patient. 

It took 20 years from the first symptoms to a diagnosis of hereditary angioedema for a 28-year-old woman (pictured), who was eventually aided by her mother’s internet search and a GP willing to explore her findings, according to a BMJ Case Report