How do we treat patients with hereditary angioedema.

  title={How do we treat patients with hereditary angioedema.},
  author={Marco Cicardi and Lorenza Chiara Zingale},
  journal={Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis},
  volume={29 3},
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is due to the inherited deficiency of C1-Inhibitor (C1-Inh). When specific treatment was not available, the mortality rate for this disease was as high as 50% and the disability up to 100-150 days per year (Agostoni and Cicardi, Hereditary and acquired C1-inhibitor deficiency: biological and clinical characteristics in 235 patients). Such a worrying scenario dramatically improves upon appropriate treatment. Nevertheless, the disease still frequently goes undiagnosed… CONTINUE READING

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