Hereditary Angioedema

Clinical Update: Hereditary Angioedema

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is a very rare and potentially life-threatening genetic condition that occurs in about 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 50,000 people. HAE symptoms include episodes of edema in various body parts including the hands, feet, face and airway. Larengeal swelling can advance quickly and is life threatening.

Friday 2/21 0800-0900 & Monday 2/24 1900-2000

Please join us in the Emergency Department conference room for a brief inservice on this serious and potentially fatal genetic disease. Dr Russell Leong has 2 patients who have Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) and have selected SFMH ED as the closest emergency site in the rare event they should have a Laryngeal Attack or a Swelling Attack that could not be managed at home. The patients will bring in their own patient specific drug for SQ administration. Learn about the administration of SQ Kalbitor, it's effects, side effects, and our policy regarding administration of patient's medications brought in from home.