Hereditary Angioedema: The Unsuspected Diagnosis Dermatology News Special Edition

Complimentary CME Monograph for Physicians

Mar 01, 2011, 15:01 ET from RMEI

VOORHEES, N.J., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is an autosomal dominant disorder resulting from a deficiency in functional C1 inhibitor. Manifestations include recurrent episodes of nonpitting subcutaneous and submucosal edema involving the skin, airway, and visceral organs. Skin swelling may be the first manifestation of HAE so it is important for dermatologists to understand the cause of and treatments for this condition.

To address the need for current education on HAE, Robert Michael Educational Institute LLC (RMEI) and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) are jointly sponsoring this complimentary continuing medical education monograph. This activity is supported by an educational grant from ViroPharma Incorporated.

Marc A. Riedl, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California, serves as faculty reviewer for this activity.

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