Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hereditary Angioedema Treatment

Treatment for hereditary angioedema includes strict avoidance of the substance known to trigger swelling. Medications for hereditary angioedema include C1 inhibitor, epinephrine injections, antihistamines, corticosteroids, and leukotriene antagonist medications. Some cases of hereditary angioedema may be treated with immunotherapy.

Treatment for acute hereditary angioedema includes:

Treatment strategies for preventing hereditary angioedema include:

Hereditary Angioedema Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat hereditary angioedema:

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hereditary Angioedema References
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