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What is Acquired angioedema?

What is Acquired angioedema?

  • Acquired angioedema: A rare disorder characterized by recurring episodes of swelling of parts of the skin or mucous membranes. Sometimes internal organs may be involved. The disorder occurs in patients with lymphoproliferative or autoimmune disorders which result in the dysfunction of a complex blood protein called C1 inhibitor.

Acquired angioedema is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Acquired angioedema, or a subtype of Acquired angioedema, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Acquired angioedema: Introduction

Types of Acquired angioedema:

Broader types of Acquired angioedema:

How serious is Acquired angioedema?

Complications of Acquired angioedema: see complications of Acquired angioedema

What causes Acquired angioedema?

Causes of Acquired angioedema: see causes of Acquired angioedema

What are the symptoms of Acquired angioedema?

Symptoms of Acquired angioedema: see symptoms of Acquired angioedema

Complications of Acquired angioedema: see complications of Acquired angioedema

Onset of Acquired angioedema: usually fourth decade

Acquired angioedema: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Acquired angioedema.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Acquired angioedema: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Acquired angioedema.
Treatments for Acquired angioedema: see treatments for Acquired angioedema
Research for Acquired angioedema: see research for Acquired angioedema

Name and Aliases of Acquired angioedema

Main name of condition: Acquired angioedema

Other names or spellings for Acquired angioedema:

angioedema (acquired)


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