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Diagnosing Hereditary Angioedema

Paula Busse, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine and Clinical Immunology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, discusses how to diagnose hereditary angioedema.

References and Resources
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Farkas H, Jakab L, Temesszentandrási G, Visy B, Harmat G, Füst G, Széplaki G, Fekete B, Karádi I, Varga L. Hereditary angioedema: a decade of human C1-inhibitor concentrate therapy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007 Oct;120(4):941-7. Epub 2007 Aug 29.

Lock RJ, Gompels MM. C1-inhibitor deficiencies (hereditary angioedema): where are we with therapies? Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2007 Jul;7(4):264-9. Review.

Paula Busse Videos on The Doctor’s Channel:
Hereditary Angioedema
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