Map your way to an accurate diagnosis of HAE with Dr Soteres using insight into symptom presentation and diagnostic strategy.
If thorough evaluation of clinical history shows recurrent angioedema in the absence of urticaria or the use of medication known to cause angioedema, consider the following suggestive factors:
Age of presentation
Hallmark symptom presentation
Timing of attack onset
Diagnostic delays may pave the road for a more severe course of disease, including more attacks per year, more hospital admissions, and more negative overall life impact. For patients with uncontrolled HAE, this is often accompanied by feelings of embarrassment, fear, and frustration.
Watch the video above to see how you can navigate the diagnostic workup to confirm a hereditary angioedema diagnosis.