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Acquired angioedema


Other Names for this Disease

  • Acquired C1 inhibitor deficiency
  • Angioedema, acquired
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Prognosis

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What is the long-term outlook for people with acquired angioedema?

Unfortunately there are no published studies that provide information about the long-term outlook (prognosis) for people with AAE.[1] The prognosis can vary and in most cases, it depends on the underlying condition.[2] Compared with the general population, patients with AAE have a higher incidence of B-cell malignancies (cancers).[2] Asphyxiation due to laryngeal edema and upper airway closure is a serious and immediate risk for affected people; while this can cause death, mortality is more likely to be associated with complications of an associated condition.[2][1]
Last updated: 8/25/2014

References
  1. Marco Cicardi. Acquired C1 inhibitor deficiency: Management and prognosis. UpToDate. Waltham, MA: UpToDate; August, 2014; Accessed 8/25/2014.
  2. Ru'aa Al Harithy. Acquired Angioedema. Medscape Reference. July 31, 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1048887-overview. Accessed 8/25/2014.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Acquired C1 inhibitor deficiency
  • Angioedema, acquired
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.