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At what age do attacks of hereditary angioedema start?

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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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 no hives in hae. Frequency of attacks increases after puberty. Diagnosis usually made in 2nd or 3rd decade of life by history with confirmatory blood tests. See your md for diagnosis and if indicated preventive treatment.

In brief: 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 no hives in hae. Frequency of attacks increases after puberty. Diagnosis usually made in 2nd or 3rd decade of life by history with confirmatory blood tests. See your md for diagnosis and if indicated preventive treatment.
Dr. Martin Ostro
Dr. Martin Ostro
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Dr. Giana Nicoara
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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 hae(type 3), found in the second decade of life or later, and rarely occurs before puberty.

In brief: 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 hae(type 3), found in the second decade of life or later, and rarely occurs before puberty.
Dr. Giana Nicoara
Dr. Giana Nicoara
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Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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 corticosteroids.

In brief: 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 corticosteroids.
Dr. Joel Selter
Dr. Joel Selter
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