Hereditary angioedema was first described by Dr. William Osler in 1888. It typically follows a consistent pattern of swelling, but the effects of swelling can be potentially serious. This is a rare genetic condition.
Angioedema can last only a short amount of time (minutes to days), or it can be a chronic condition which returns over longer periods of time. If you have symptoms of angioedema, your allergist at Chicago Allergy & Asthma can help. We have advanced training to diagnose and develop treatment plans for you so that you can feel better.