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hereditary angioedema

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
41 years experience Dermatology
Severe Swelling: Hereditary angioedema is rare but serious genetic immune system problem that is due to a deficiency of c1 esterase inhibitor. It is characterized by ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Different types: There are several different types of hereditary angioedema. The most common forms are the result of a deficient protein, called c1 esterase inhibitor, ... Read More
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Dr. Neil Baman
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Recurrent swelling: Hae is a blood disorder that leads to episodic attacks of recurrent swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat, extremities, or other areas of the bod ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bellak
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
HAE: Hereditary angioedema (hae) is caused by a an uncontrolled activation of a complex cascade of proteins called complement. Hae is a result of a defici ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Hereditary angioedema types 1 and 2 have a very strong genetic component and typically runs in families. However, spontaneous mutations can occur and ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Kashkin
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: 75% of HAE pts have the disease based on genetics (autosomal dominant). 25% have a spontaneous mutation. 50% of pts will have an attack by age 10 ye ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Abnl or absent prote: Hae is the result of missing or a poorly functioning protein called c1 esterase inhibitor. When this protein is missing or abnormal then a patient may ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
This website helps: http://www.haea.org/guide/patients/.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Giana Nicoara
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Most before age 15: About 40% of people with hereditary angioedema( hae) experience their first episode before age 5, and 75% present before age 15. There is one type of ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hereditary angio ede: Hereditary angioedema (ha) is a disease that is typically noted to run in families. It is causes by low levels or poor function in a controller prote ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Inherited v acquired: Angioedema, a condition involving rapid swelling & accumulation of fluid in the skin & deeper tissues, is usually classified as hereditary (similar ep ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Abnl or absent prote: Hae is the result of missing or a poorly functioning protein called c1 esterase inhibitor. When this protein is missing or abnormal then a patient may ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
1-3 days: 24-72 hours is typical.
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