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The impact of hereditary angioedema on quality of life and family planning decisions.

08:00 EDT 29th March 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "The impact of hereditary angioedema on quality of life and family planning decisions."

Hereditary angioedema is a serious disease with unpredictable attacks. It has an impact on patients' health-related quality of life. This study aimed to assess the quality of life of the hereditary angioedema patients and to investigate the relationship between quality of life and demographic, clinical, laboratory, and psychiatric parameters.

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Name: International journal of psychiatry in medicine
ISSN: 1541-3527
Pages: 91217419837068

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