Other Names for this Disease
- Angioedema, acquired
- Acquired C1 inhibitor deficiency
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.