Overview

Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is an inherited disease that causes repeated episodes of swelling. Angioedema means swelling beneath the surface of the skin. In HAE, the swelling and associated inflammation can be confined to the face, hands, feet, ar[read article]

Tests for Hereditary Angioedema

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An allergy test is an exam performed by a trained allergy specialist to determine if your body has an allergic reaction to a known substance. The exam can be in the...  More
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Allergy Skin Test
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Your immune system protects the body from bacteria and viruses. One of the ways it does this is by producing antibodies. Another way is through the innate immune sy...  More
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Your complement system is made up of a group of protein molecules in your bloodstream that helps your immune system remove harmful pathogens (viruses, bacteria, and...  More
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Complement tests are blood tests that measure the activity of a group of proteins in the blood (serum). These proteins make up the complement system, which helps th...  More
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An abdominal film, also known as an abdominal X-ray , helps doctors assess potential problems in your abdomen-particularly in your spleen, stomach, and intestines. ...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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Medical Procedures for Hereditary Angioedema

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Administration of Intravenous Fluids
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Endotracheal intubation (EI) is an emergency procedure most often performed in patients who are unconscious or who cannot breathe on their own. EI helps to prevent ...  More
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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Insertion of tracheostomy tube
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Surgical Procedures for Hereditary Angioedema

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A tracheostomy is a medical procedure-either temporary or permanent-in which a tube is surgically implanted into a person's windpipe so that he or she can brea...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Hereditary Angioedema

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DANAZOL (DA na zole) is used in women to treat endometriosis and the symptoms of fibrocystic breast disease. This medicine may also be used in men and women to prev...  More
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EPINEPHRINE (ep i NEF rin) helps open up air passages and makes breathing easier for people with mild asthma.  More
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AMINOCAPROIC ACID (a mee noe ka PROE ik AS id) slows down or stops blood clots from being broken down. This medicine helps to prevent or treat excessive bleeding.  More
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ICATIBANT is a protein used for the treatment of angioedema attacks.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Hereditary Angioedema

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EPINEPHRINE (ep i NEF rin) helps open up air passages and makes breathing easier for people with mild asthma.  More
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