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Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a hereditary disorder that causes severe swelling, usually in the limbs, face, airway, and intestines. This can lead to abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and life-threatening airway obstruction. Swelling can be triggered by stress but often has no clear cause. A rash called erythema marginatum occurs during attacks in about a third of patients. Episodes involving the intestinal tract cause severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Swelling in the airway can restrict breathing and lead to life-threatening obstruction of the airway.

About 1 in 50,000 people are affected by HAE. A patient’s specific type of hereditary angioedema can be determined by the level of a protein, called C1 inhibitor, in their bloodstream. About 85 percent have Type 1, while Type 2 makes up about 15 percent of cases and Type 3 is extremely rare. All three types have similar signs and symptoms.

Although HAE is usually inherited, it can occur from new gene mutations with no family history. Symptoms usually begin in childhood, getting more intense during puberty. The frequency and duration of attacks varies, but in general, they last 3–4 days and happen about once every 1–2 weeks.

There are multiple treatments on the market today to treat or prevent HAE attacks, most of which can be self-administered. Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group offers multiple HAE treatments, including Berinert® (C1 esterase inhibitor [human]) and Firazyr® (icatibant injection).

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We do everything we can to ensure the right medications arrive on time in the right place. Diplomat coordinates with a third-party carrier to facilitate the delivery of your patient’s medication. No order is too complicated for us, and if we need further information, we will always reach out to you directly.

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At Diplomat, we want our patients to have everything they need to feel supported. That’s why we provide disease–state specific education materials to keep them and their loved ones informed.

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BioFeedback is a health outcomes reporting system providing physicians prescribing Berinert® or Firazyr® with routine, trended reports of patient progress, including:

  • Drug dispense and medical event history
  • Edema attack and treatment history
  • Quality of life scores

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How We
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In-Home Care

We offer in-home services to make care more convenient for patients and reduce the burden on caregivers. We are passionate about adherence and want our patients to have successful treatments; in-home care reduces costs and helps patients maintain independence.

Shipping

We do everything we can to ensure the right medications arrive on time in the right place. Diplomat coordinates with a third-party carrier to facilitate delivery per patient’s or prescriber’s instructions.

Education

At Diplomat, we want our patients to have everything they need to feel supported. That’s why we provide disease–state specific education materials to keep them and their loved ones informed.

Products We Support

Featured Technology

BioFeedback is a health outcomes reporting system providing physicians prescribing Berinert® or Firazyr® with routine, trended reports of patient progress, including:

  • Drug dispense and medical event history
  • Edema attack and treatment history
  • Quality of life scores

Take the first step in partnering with us.

Return to homepage

How We
Help

In-Home Care

We offer in-home services to make care more convenient for patients and reduce the burden on caregivers. We are passionate about adherence and want our patients to have successful treatments; in-home care reduces costs and helps patients maintain independence.

Shipping

We do everything we can to ensure the right medications arrive on time in the right place. Diplomat coordinates with a third-party carrier to facilitate delivery per patient’s or prescriber’s instructions. We don’t let anything get between a patient and their treatment.

Education

At Diplomat, we want our patients to have everything they need to feel supported. That’s why we provide disease–state specific education materials to keep them and their loved ones informed.

Products We Support

Featured Technology

BioFeedback is a health outcomes reporting system providing physicians prescribing Berinert® or Firazyr® with routine, trended reports of patient progress, including:

  • Drug dispense and medical event history
  • Edema attack and treatment history
  • Quality of life scores

Take the first step in partnering with us.

Return to homepage

How We
Help

In-Home Care

We offer in-home services to make care more convenient for patients and reduce the burden on caregivers. To help patients maintain independence, we provide in-home nurses and training for those who wish to self-administer treatments outside of a clinical setting.

Shipping

We do everything we can to ensure the right medications arrive on time in the right place. Diplomat coordinates with a third-party carrier to facilitate delivery according to your instructions or those of your doctor.

Education

At Diplomat, we want our patients to have everything they need to feel supported. That’s why we provide disease–state specific education materials to keep you and your loved ones informed.

Products We Support

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