These photographs are kindly shared by the US Hereditary Angioedema Association (HAEA) and are images of actual, diagnosed HAE patients provided by the patients themselves.
People with Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) experience random, unpredictable swelling attacks in the hands, feet, abdomen, face and throat. Swellings involving the throat can close the airway and cause death by suffocation, while abdominal swellings can be excruciatingly painful and lead to unnecessary invasive diagnostic procedures.
The photographs below are watermarked samples, reprinted here with permission of www.haeimages.com.
For further images, please visit www.haeimages.com where the HAEA has compiled photos and medical images that can be viewed and/or purchased for use in presentations, scientific publications, and other materials. All proceeds go to support the patient advocacy and educational programs of the HAEA.
Patient A - hand swelling
Image depicting patient A with unilateral swelling of left hand
Patient B - facial swelling
Image depicting patient B with facial swelling
Patient B - resolved facial swelling
Image depicting patient B with their facial swelling resolved