• Concerned with the possibility of hereditary angioedema, physicians performed an additional blood test to measure the levels of C1-inhibitor - a protein encoded by the SERPING1 gene, whose mutations are a direct cause for types 1 and 2 HAE. (angioedemanews.com)
  • Both are characterised by recurrent unpredictable episodes of mucosal swelling involving three main areas, the skin, gastrointestinal tract and larynx. (sussex.ac.uk)
  • Angioedema is seldom caused by a serious underlying disease, nor does it make you sick or cause damage to organs such as kidneys, liver or lungs. (allergy.org.au)
  • Angioedema does not damage internal organs like kidneys, liver or lungs. (allergy.org.au)
  • If a certain medication you're taking is thought to be responsible for your angioedema, your doctor will usually advise stopping it. (azurewebsites.net)