Hereditary Angioedema Caused By C1-Esterase Inhibitor Deficiency: A Literature-Based Analysis and Clinical Commentary on Prophylaxis Treatment Strategies

@inproceedings{Gower2011HereditaryAC,
  title={Hereditary Angioedema Caused By C1-Esterase Inhibitor Deficiency: A
                    Literature-Based Analysis and Clinical Commentary on Prophylaxis Treatment
                    Strategies},
  author={Richard Glen Gower and Paula Jane Busse and Emel Aygoeren-P{\"u}rs{\"u}n and Amin J Barakat and T Caballero and Mark A Davis-Lorton and Henriette Farkas and David S. Hurewitz and Joshua S Jacobs and Douglas T Johnston and William Raymond Lumry and Marcus Maurer},
  booktitle={The World Allergy Organization journal},
  year={2011}
}
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) caused by C1-esterase inhibitor deficiency is an autosomal-dominant disease resulting from a mutation in the C1-inhibitor gene. HAE is characterized by recurrent attacks of intense, massive, localized subcutaneous edema involving the extremities, genitalia, face, or trunk, or submucosal edema of upper airway or bowels. These symptoms may be disabling, have a dramatic impact on quality of life, and can be life-threatening when affecting the upper airways. Because the… CONTINUE READING
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