In this session the genetic disorder ”hereditary angioedema” (HAE) will be discussed. Both patients with and without complement C1 inhibitor deficiency suffer from recurrent severe swellings of the head and neck, abdomen and extremities.
Earlier 25% of those with HAE died due to suffocation, however now treatment options have made their prognosis better. Even so, due to the rarity of the disease many physicians and emergency personnel might not be familiar with the new treatment algorithms.
Every aspect of airway management and pharmacological treatment will be discussed.