Other Names for this Disease
- Angioedema, hereditary
- Deficiency of C1 esterase inhibitor
- Hereditary angioedema type 1
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Symptoms of hereditary angioedema typically begin in childhood and worsen during puberty. Untreated individuals may have an attack every 1 to 2 weeks. Most episodes last 3 to 4 days. The frequency and duration of attacks vary greatly among individuals with hereditary angioedema, even among those in the same family.
- Hereditary angioedema. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). 2009; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hereditary-angioedema. Accessed 1/24/2011.