Hereditary Angioedema - C1-INH Deficiency
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is an episodic swelling disease associated with the deficiency or malfunction of complement 1 esterase inhibitor (C1-INH). In contrast to acquired angioedema, which is a secondary process, HAE is associated with genetic variations. Initial laboratory assessment involves testing for C1-INH levels, complement 4 (C4) levels, functional C1-INH activity, and possibly C1q levels.
Last Update: July 2018