Upper Airway Attacks Mostly Occur in Patients Ages 20-30, Smokers

Upper Airway Attacks Mostly Occur in Patients Ages 20-30, Smokers

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Upper Airway Attacks Mostly Occur in Patients Ages 20-30, Smokers

Swelling attacks affecting the airway usually occur in hereditary angioedema patients between the ages of 20 and 30 — and are more frequent among smokers, a study shows. However, the frequency of attacks was higher in people with acquired angioedema, a type of the chronic disorder in which the swellings take the form of large, smooth welts. Overall, these findings highlight the need for early diagnosis — so as to ensure proper treatment — and…

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