Hereditary angioedema

HAE

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare, debilitating, and potentially fatal genetic disorder that is characterized by episodes of swelling in various body parts including the hands, feet, face and airway. In addition, patients often have bouts of excruciating abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting that is caused by swelling in the intestinal wall. Airway swelling is particularly dangerous and can lead to death by asphyxiation.

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