Orphanet: Hereditary angioedema

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Hereditary angioedema

Disease definition

Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a genetic disease characterized by the occurrence of transitory and recurrent subcutaneous and/or submucosal edemas resulting in swelling and/or abdominal pain.


Classification level: Group of disorders
  • Synonym(s):
    • Familial angioneurotic edema
    • HAE
    • Hereditary angioneurotic edema
    • Hereditary bradykinine-induced angioedema
    • Hereditary non histamine-induced angioedema
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: D84.1
  • OMIM: 106100  610618
  • UMLS: C0019243
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 5979
  • MedDRA: 10019860

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