Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Berinert Prevents Acute Swelling in HAE Patient After Oral Surgery

Short-term treatment with Berinert, a plasma-derived form of the C1 inhibitor protein, successfully prevented acute swelling attacks in a patient with hereditary angioedema (HAE) following oral surgery, a case report describes. The report, “Oral Surgery Procedures in a Patient Affected by Hereditary Angioedema Type I,” was published…

Global Data Show Longer Delay in HAE Treatment for Patients in Spain

Spanish patients with hereditary angioedema reported fewer severe attacks and longer delays for treatment with Firazyr (icatibant injection) compared with patients from other countries, a retrospective analysis shows. Patients in Spain also reported longer‐lasting attacks. Overall, these findings from the Icatibant Outcome Survey highlight differences in disease management…

Antiviral Favipiravir Triggers Angioedema in Case Study of 2 Women

Favipiravir, an antiviral medication used to treat influenza and, more recently, COVID-19, may trigger angioedema in some individuals, a case study says. The report was published as a clinical commentary, titled “Angioedema After Favip[i]ravir Treatment: Two cases,” in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. Angioedema, a condition characterized…

US Patients Underreport Burden of HAE to Their Doctors, Study Says

The burden that hereditary angioedema (HAE) has on patients’ quality of life is seldom discussed during clinical visits, a U.S. study suggests. The study also found that patients fail to fully describe disease symptoms during such appointments, so their struggles are not well-documented. Therefore, researchers recommend a more patient-driven…

New Gene Mutation Linked to HAE Type 1 Identified in Spanish Family

A new mutation in the SERPING1 gene linked to hereditary angioedema (HAE) type 1 was identified in three of five members of a Spanish family. Results were published in a letter to the editor of the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology titled “Hereditary angioedema caused by a novel intronic variant of SERPING1.” HAE is a form of…