Hereditary angioedema: epidemiology, management, and role of icatibant

  title={Hereditary angioedema: epidemiology, management, and role of icatibant},
  author={Aasia I Ghazi and J Andrew Grant},
  booktitle={Biologics : targets & therapy},
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is an autosomal dominant, potentially life-threatening condition, manifesting as recurrent and self-limiting episodes of facial, laryngeal, genital, or peripheral swelling with abdominal pain secondary to intra-abdominal edema. The estimated prevalence of HAE in the general population is one individual per 50,000, with reported ranges from 1:10,000 to 1:150,000, without major sex or ethnic differences. Various treatment options for acute attacks and prophylaxis of… CONTINUE READING
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