A Case Report of Hereditary Angioedema: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management

Alvina Widhani, Suzy Maria, Rifky Yulian, Anshari Saifuddin Hasibuan, Sukamto Koesnoe


Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare autosomal dominant genetic disorder which causes bradykinin mediated angioedema. Although it can be life threatening, HAE may be underdiagnosed due to a lack of awareness of the disease and limited access to laboratory testing. Here, we report a case of HAE which was diagnosed only after the patient was referred for COVID-19 vaccination even though he had been experiencing recurrent angioedema for the past 30 years. 


hereditary; angioedema; diagnosis; management


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