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how long does a hereditary angioedema attack typically last

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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Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hereditary angioedem: Very difficult to say since hae patients can have many attacks, even oneon top of another. The "typical" time course for an angioedema attack is a 72- ... Read More
Dr. Douglas Johnston
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can vary: Attack duration varies from person to person but typically lasts 3-5 days.

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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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Dr. Martin Ostro
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Most before puberty: 40% of individuals with hereditary angioedema (hae) have attacks before age 5 and 75% have attacks before age 15. Swelling is not itchy and there are ... Read More
Dr. Joel Selter
37 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
HAE presentation: One should keep in mind that the angioedema of hae is not associated with hives. Additionally, the swelling does not respond to antihistamines and co ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Close the airway: Hereditary angioedema is characterized by episodes of tissue swelling in the face, throat, limbs, and abdomen. In most cases, the swelling develops ov ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
HAE: Any angioedema that affects the tongue or throat with difficulty swallowing or drooling, coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath.
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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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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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 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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