Patient-collected Blood Samples May Help Predict Acute HAE Attacks

Patient-collected Blood Samples May Help Predict Acute HAE Attacks

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Patient-collected Blood Samples May Help Predict Acute HAE Attacks

Finger-prick blood samples taken at home could help to provide a simple and convenient way to predict acute hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks, preliminary results from the Hereditary Angioedema Kininogen Assay (HAEKA) study in Germany suggest. Samples collected during attacks over the study’s course are expected to lead to the discovery of biomarkers reflecting disease activity that would allow patients to take immediate action and treat swelling attacks — the hallmark symptom of HAE — before they…

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