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C1esterase deficiency: C1esterase deficiency is a condition characterized by swelling under the skin or mucosal tissue - the skin, respiratory tract or gastrointestinal tract may be affected. The condition may be inherited or acquired. Symptoms tend to develop over a few days and then abate after two to five days. Swelling attacks may occur fairly regularly e.g. weekly or sporadically e.g. once or twice a year. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of C1esterase deficiency is available below.
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Prognosis for C1esterase deficiency: The severity of the condition varies amongst patients. Stress (physical or mental) must be avoided as they can trigger an episode.
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