Edema, hereditary angioneurotic
A genetic form of angioedema. (Angioedema is also referred to as Quinke’s disease.) Persons with it are born lacking an inhibitor protein (called C1 esterase inhibitor) that normally prevents activation of a cascade of proteins leading to the swelling of angioedema. Patients can develop recurrent attacks of swollen tissues, pain in the abdomen, and swelling of the voice box (larynx) which can compromise breathing. The diagnosis is suspected with a history of recurrent angioedema. It is confirmed by finding abnormally low levels of C1 esterase inhibitor in the blood. Treatment options include antihistamines and male steroids (androgens) that can also prevent the recurrent attacks. Also called

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  • Angioneurotic edema, hereditary — A genetic form of angioedema. (Angioedema is also referred to as Quinke’s disease.) Persons with it are born lacking an inhibitor protein (called C1 esterase inhibitor) that normally prevents activation of a cascade of proteins leading to… …   Medical dictionary

  • Edema — The swelling of soft tissues as a result of excess water accumulation. Edema is often more prominent in the lower legs and feet toward the end of the day as a result of pooling of fluid from the upright position maintained during the day. Upon… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hereditary angioedema — A genetic form of angioedema. (Angioedema is also referred to as Quinke’s disease.) Persons with it are born lacking an inhibitor protein (called C1 esterase inhibitor) that normally prevents activation of a cascade of proteins leading to… …   Medical dictionary

  • HANE — Acronym for hereditary angioneurotic edema. * * * hereditary angioneurotic edema; Hydrochlorothiazide, Atenolol, Nitrendipine, Enalapril [study] * * * hereditary angioneurotic edema; see hereditary angioedema, under angioedema …   Medical dictionary

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