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When does prophylaxis for hereditary angioedema become necessary?

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Dr. Joshua Davidson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: It depends

Great question. It really depends on two factors: 1.
The severity of the reactions, and 2. The frequency of the reactions. When the reactions become too severe and/or too frequent, prophylactic treatment is recommended. Now, what does too severe/frequent mean? It depends on the person. Ultimately, when the reactions impact a patient's daily life, it's time to consider prophylaxis.

In brief: It depends

Great question. It really depends on two factors: 1.
The severity of the reactions, and 2. The frequency of the reactions. When the reactions become too severe and/or too frequent, prophylactic treatment is recommended. Now, what does too severe/frequent mean? It depends on the person. Ultimately, when the reactions impact a patient's daily life, it's time to consider prophylaxis.
Dr. Joshua Davidson
Dr. Joshua Davidson
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Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma

In brief: HAE prophylaxis

Some of the recent recommendations suggest prophylaxis if patients have more than 1 attack per month.
If symptoms are more significant- such as throat or laryngeal swelling or abdominal pain/obstruction or swelling, then it is wise to consider prophylaxis with even fewer attacks. Suggest you see allergist with expertise in hae.

In brief: HAE prophylaxis

Some of the recent recommendations suggest prophylaxis if patients have more than 1 attack per month.
If symptoms are more significant- such as throat or laryngeal swelling or abdominal pain/obstruction or swelling, then it is wise to consider prophylaxis with even fewer attacks. Suggest you see allergist with expertise in hae.
Dr. Joel Selter
Dr. Joel Selter
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