Diagnosis and Treatment
angioedema (HAE) is a rare disease that is often misdiagnosed because
its symptoms mimic those of several common conditions. Clinical management is complex
and includes management of acute attacks and prophylaxis.12
When HAE is suspected, a referral to an allergist/clinical immunologist is appropriate.
Only a series of blood tests can confirm the disease.
Treatment of HAE can involve algorithms for acute attacks and prophylaxis.
Swelling related to HAE does not respond to commonly used emergency medications,
such as epinephrine, antihistamines, or glucocorticoids. Read about treating
Healthcare professionals can help patients achieve and maintain quality of life
across the patient care continuum.