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CSL Behring Initiates Study of Subcutaneous Administration of C1-esterase Inhibitor in Patients with Hereditary Angioedema
Date:5/3/2012

Basser, Senior Vice President of Clinical Research and Development at CSL Behring. "Subcutaneous administration of C1-esterase inhibitor will represent another important advance for patients suffering from the frequent and often debilitating attacks of HAE."

About Hereditary Angioedema

Hereditary angioedema (HAE), due to decreased C1-esterase inhibitor (C1-INH), is caused by mutations in SERPING1, the gene coding for C1-INH. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Symptoms of HAE include recurring episodes of edema, or swelling, in the hands, the feet, the face, the abdomen and/or the larynx. Patients who have abdominal attacks of HAE can experience episodes of severe pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting caused by swelling of the intestinal wall. HAE attacks that involve the face and larynx can result in airway closure, asphyxiation, and, if untreated, death. Diagnosis of HAE requires a blood test to confirm low or abnormal levels of C1-INH.  For more information about HAE, please visit www.haei.org.

CSL Behring has currently licensed treatments in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, the United States and several other countries in Asia and South America for treatment of acute attacks of HAE.

About CSL Behring

CSL Behring is a leader in the plasma protein therapeutics industry. Committed to saving lives and improving the quality of life for people with rare and serious diseases, the company manufactures and markets a range of plasma-derived and recombinant therapies worldwide. CSL Behring therapies are indicated for the treatment of coagulation disorders including hemophilia and von Willebrand disease, primary immune deficiencies, hereditary angioedema and inherited respiratory disease. The company's products are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation, burn treatment and to prevent hemolytic disease of the newborn. CSL Behring operates one of the wor
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