Hereditary angioedema: Comprehensive management plans and patient support
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare disease. Regardless, patients with HAE have access to multiple state-of-the-art medications available for on-demand use and prevention that reduce the frequency and burden of HAE attacks. These treatments have greatly reduced the burden of disease and helped patients achieve improved quality of life. However, with greater numbers of therapeutic options, HAE care has become more complex. In this review, we addressed essential elements of an individualized comprehensive management plan for a patient with HAE. We focused on access to an expert physician, ongoing patient education, access to effective treatment options, coordination of care and management of treatment logistics, ongoing monitoring of attacks and treatments, and other resources for patient support. This plan will need to be communicated with the patient and other care providers, especially during emergent conditions, and accommodate the patient’s lifestyle with consideration for work, school, travel, etc. Periodically, the physician and the patient will need to review information about attacks, triggers, and treatments to identify areas for improvement and update the plan.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2020
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