Potential Blood Biomarkers for Types of Angioedema Noted in Study

Potential Blood Biomarkers for Types of Angioedema Noted in Study

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Potential Blood Biomarkers for Types of Angioedema Noted in Study

Higher blood levels of molecules involved in blood vessel formation and permeability — Tie-2, Ang-2, and VE-Cadherin — along with sE-selectin, which is involved in vascular inflammation, may help to distinguish different types of angioedema, a study suggests. Notably, Tie-2 may be a biomarker of hereditary angioedema (HAE), while Ang-2 may mark bradykinin-mediated angioedema, including HAE and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)-inhibitor-induced angioedema (ACE-AE). Future studies are needed to confirm these findings, and the value of using…

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