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Types of Angioneurotic Edema

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Immunology/Rheumatology

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Description:

Angioneurotic edema (AE) occurs as a result of a C1-inhibitor deficiency, which may be either quantitative or qualitative. The deficiency results in a lack of inhibition to a series of serum proteases, which then act unchecked. The disorder may be either hereditary or acquired.

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