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.
Unfortunately there are no published studies that provide information about the long-term outlook (prognosis) for people with AAE. The prognosis can vary and in most cases, it depends on the underlying condition. Compared with the general population, patients with AAE have a higher incidence of B-cell malignancies (cancers). 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.
Last updated: 8/25/2014
- Marco Cicardi. Acquired C1 inhibitor deficiency: Management and prognosis. UpToDate. Waltham, MA: UpToDate; August, 2014; Accessed 8/25/2014.
- Ru'aa Al Harithy. Acquired Angioedema. Medscape Reference. July 31, 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1048887-overview. Accessed 8/25/2014.