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Hereditary Angioedema

Specialty Solutions for Hereditary Angioedema

Hereditary Angioedema

For those diagnosed with hereditary angioedema, the struggle with inflammation NEW General Enrollment Form 9.2018.jpgEnrollment Form plagues daily life. At Noble Health Services, our team is dedicated to bringing you innovative specialty solutions to counteract this rare disease.

Characterized by a genetic defect of the gene in control of C-1 inhibitor blood protein, hereditary angioedema is extremely rare and life threatening if not treated properly. Swelling of the hands, feet, face and airway are recognized symptoms of the condition, with the possibility of respiratory asphyxiation reigning as the most serious result of the inflammation. Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting are also common due to swelling of the intestinal wall.

Incidence – This rare disease causes episodes of fluid build-up outside of the body’s blood vessels, leading to painful swelling.

  • A child has a 50% chance of inheriting HAE if one parent has it.
  • HAE occurs in about 1 in 10,000 people.
  • Because of rarity, this condition is often misdiagnosed.

Cause – A hereditarily-passed genetic defect of the C-1 Inhibitor gene is responsible for the inflammatory response of HAE. Triggers:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Minor trauma
  • Surgery
  • Illness
  • Menstruation
  • Pregnancy

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