HAE – the disease
Diagnosis is important
Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is a very rare and potentially life-threatening genetic condition.
HAE occurs in about 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 50,000 people. HAE symptoms include episodes of edema (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.
Examples of swelling:
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