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Rare case of HAE type 1 with stroke-like symptoms: Report

In a 39-year-old man in France, hereditary angioedema (HAE) manifested with stroke-like symptoms, including weakness on one side of the body and difficulty speaking, despite treatment with danazol, a medication normally used to prevent HAE attacks. His symptoms eventually resolved with Takhzyro (lanadelumab), an approved therapy for…

Long-term use of attenuated androgens may increase health risks

Long-term use of attenuated androgens — male hormones used as a preventive treatment — may increase the risk for other disorders in hereditary angioedema with C1 inhibitor deficiency (C1-INH-HAE), a retrospective analysis suggests. Disorders linked with their use included high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and benign liver tumors. “The results…

Otsuka gets European rights to Ionis’ treatment for HAE in deal

With Phase 3 clinical trial results on Ionis Pharmaceuticals’ donidalorsen for hereditary angioedema (HAE) due by mid-year, the company has struck a deal with Otsuka Pharmaceutical for the  commercialization of the preventive treatment in Europe. “We are excited to collaborate with Otsuka given their proven results in bringing…

Top 10 angioedema stories of 2023

Throughout 2023, we at Angioedema News have been bringing you coverage of the latest news related to angioedema, from basic research to clinical trials and advances in treatment. Here we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most-read articles we’ve published this past year. We look forward to…

Treatment satisfaction higher in patients switching to Orladeyo

Preventive treatment with Orladeyo (berotralstat) was associated with improved treatment satisfaction among hereditary angioedema (HAE) patients who had switched from injectable therapies, according to a recent clinical trial analysis. BioCryst Pharmaceutical’s oral treatment also was well tolerated and associated with low HAE attack rates, as has been…

Long-term Orladeyo safe, effective in HAE patients: Trial data

Long-term prophylaxis, or preventive treatment, with Orladeyo (berotralstat) is well tolerated, and results in sustained reductions in swelling attacks and gains in quality of life in adolescents and adults with hereditary angioedema (HAE). That’s according to nearly two years of data from the completed Phase 3 APeX-2…

Garadacimab up for approval as HAE therapy in US, Europe

The monthly under-the-skin injection therapy garadacimab will be considered for approval for treating hereditary angioedema (HAE) in both the U.S. and the European Union. Developer CSL Behring announced that both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency have agreed to review applications of the therapy…

Deucrictibant reduces rate of HAE swelling attacks in Phase 2 trial

Prophylactic, or preventive, treatment with deucrictibant significantly reduced the rate of swelling attacks among adults with hereditary angioedema (HAE) in a Phase 2 clinical trial. “These study results, together with the compelling data from our on-demand program, further strengthens our confidence that deucrictibant can become the preferred option…