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Definition

An autosomal dominant disorder characterized by episodic local swelling involving subcutaneous or submucous tissue of the upper respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts, face, extremities, and genitalia. Hereditary angioedema due to C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency is comprised of two clinically indistinguishable forms. In hereditary angioedema type 1, serum levels of C1 esterase inhibitor are decreased, while in type 2, the levels are normal or elevated, but the protein is non-functional.

Acronym

HAE

Synonyms

C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency
HANE
Hereditary angioneurotic edema

 
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