Hereditary angioedema: a clinical review for the otolaryngologist.

  • Jack B Anon
  • Published 2011 in Ear, nose, & throat journal

Abstract

Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a relatively rare genetic disorder that is usually characterized by either low levels of C1 esterase inhibitor (C1-INH) or the presence of dysfunctional C1-INH. It can present with relatively mild and self-limiting symptoms, but it is also potentially fatal; the most common cause of death is asphyxiation secondary to edema of… (More)

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