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Table 3 McGill Descriptor Severity Score (N = 502 attacks) 1

From: Abdominal attacks and treatment in hereditary angioedema with C1-inhibitor deficiency

Pain descriptor Total score Average severity score2
Tender 1020 2.03
Tiring-exhausting 912 1.82
Aching 892 1.78
Cramping 888 1.77
Sickening 834 1.66
Sharp 785 1.56
Heavy 778 1.55
Stabbing 629 1.25
Gnawing 628 1.25
Shooting 595 1.19
Throbbing 592 1.18
Punishing-cruel 492 0.98
Hot-burning 397 0.79
Splitting 384 0.76
Fearful 346 0.69
  1. 1All patients with abdominal symptoms in EDEMA0, EDEMA1, EDEMA2 and DX-88/19.
  2. 2Intensity scale: 0 = none, 3 = severe.