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Immune Deficiency Disorders
Haemolytic Disease of the Newborn
Hereditary angioedema is a rare genetic condition that can cause considerable swelling in various body tissues.
Depending on the severity of the disease, some people will have many attacks a month, while others could go months or even years without an attack.
Hereditary angioedema can cause swelling in the hands, feet, arms, legs, face, throat and genitals. Patients can also experience unexplained abdominal pain.
Hereditary Angioedema Treatment
The treatment of hereditary angioedema aims to halt the progression of any swelling as quickly as possible and is particularly important with swelling of the throat which can obstruct the airway and be life-threatening.
For further information on hereditary angioedema, you can visit HAE UK's website at:
UK/CORP/11-0061ao Date of preparation: Dec 2011