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When would you consider hereditary angioedema attacks serious?

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Dr. Alex Martinez
Internal Medicine - Allergy
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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 over hours but sometimes it may take only minutes. The most serious attacks swell the throat closed which can quickly cause respiratory arrest & death if not treated. Frequent & unpredictable attacks are also serious and require preventative treatment.

In brief: 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 over hours but sometimes it may take only minutes. The most serious attacks swell the throat closed which can quickly cause respiratory arrest & death if not treated. Frequent & unpredictable attacks are also serious and require preventative treatment.
Dr. Alex Martinez
Dr. Alex Martinez
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: HAE

Any angioedema that affects the tongue or throat with difficulty swallowing or drooling, coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath.

In brief: HAE

Any angioedema that affects the tongue or throat with difficulty swallowing or drooling, coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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