Symptoms of hereditary angioedema typically begin in childhood and worsen during puberty. Untreated individuals may have an attack every 1 to 2 weeks. Most episodes last 3 to 4 days. The frequency and duration of attacks vary greatly among individuals with hereditary angioedema, even among those in the same family.
The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Abnormality of the larynx||-|
|Autosomal dominant inheritance||-|
|Peripheral axonal neuropathy||-|
Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
Orphanet, a database dedicated to information on rare diseases and orphan drugs, provides guidelines regarding emergency management of hereditary angioedema at the following link.
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Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Conference Friday, September 19, 2014 -
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Location: San Diego, CA
Description: Anticipated goals and use of results: 1) Organize and conduct a conference that is thematically focused on growing and extending knowledge in HAE; and which become progressively more ambitious over time, reflecting the anticipated advances in research. 2) Identify topics and speakers that will clarify the most promising avenues of investigation, organize the conference in a manner that will optimally support communication between all participants, communicate the resulting discussions to the broader scientific, patient, and pharmaceutical communities. 3) Provide a supportive and constructive forum for young investigators, including female and minority scientists, to present their work and interact with more senior investigators. 4) Increase interest and awareness of HAE research among the wider research community particularly among young investigators in order to recruit new investigators into the field. 5) Ensure equal representation and access of women and underrepresented minority participants.
Contact: Nancy Coulter,(301) 496-1886, firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Office of Rare Diseases Research
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Are there medications available to treat hereditary angioedema? See answer