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Streamlining the diagnosis of hereditary angioedema (HAE)

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Map your way to an accurate diagnosis of HAE with Dr Soteres using insight into symptom presentation and diagnostic strategy.

There are many factors that may help in working through a differential diagnosis of HAE

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:

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Age of presentation

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Family history

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Potential triggers

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Hallmark symptom presentation

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Timing of attack onset

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Treatment response

The significance of streamlining diagnosis

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.

Wondering how to reduce diagnostic delay for your patients?

Watch the video above to see how you can navigate the diagnostic workup to confirm a hereditary angioedema diagnosis.