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"Hereditary angioedema"




  1. photo Mysterious swelling disease strikes without warning, causing sufferers to double in sizeMysterious swelling disease strikes without warning, causing sufferers to double in sizeNews
    Imagine going about your normal routine and suddenly feeling your body starting to inflate, in some cases to more than double its normal size. This is what sufferers of hereditary angioedemaRead more

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Hereditary angioedema

Disease

Hereditary angioedema (types I, II and III) (also known as "HAE") is a rare, autosomal dominantly inherited blood disorder that causes episodic attacks of swelling that may affect the face, extremities, genitals, gastrointestinal tract and upper airways.:152 Swellings of the intestinal mucosa may lead to vomiting and painful, colic-like intestinal spasms that may mimic intestinal obstruction....More