Hereditary Angioedema, or HAE, is a rare disease of the immune system, affecting an estimated 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 50,000 people around the world. HAE causes attacks of spontaneous swelling that are often painful and severe. HAE is called "hereditary" because it is caused by a genetic defect that is passed through families. When a parent has HAE, there is a 50% chance that his or her child will inherit the disease. The "angioedema" of hereditary angioedema (HAE) refers to a swelling of skin similar to hives but, unlike hives, the swelling in HAE is sometimes below the skin's surface and is not accompanied by an itching sensation.
Autism spectrum disorders are a group of multi-spectrum disorders that can affect communication, social skills, pattern and range of interests and sensory responsiveness. The range of impact on a person’s function is wide; it can be very mild to severe. You cannot tell by looking at someone that they have autism, but they may communicate, behave and learn differently than others. While autism is the most common of the autism spectrum disorders, the spectrum also includes: Aspergers syndrome, “pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified” (PDD-NOS), Rett’s syndrome and others.
Children and adults with autism spectrum disorders have special needs when it comes to their medications; we are here to help.