HAE is life threatening if not treated in time and correctly.
DO NOT DELAY TREATMENT

HAE Emergency Treatment Guidelines in South Africa

  1. Treatment must start immediately. The longer the delay, the longer will be the duration of the attack.

  2. Ask the patient what their personal emergency treatment plan is. They differ. Each patient should have there own acute attack action plan with treatments to be given outlined by their treating specialist.

  3. Do not administer Adrenalin, Antihistamines or Glucocorticoids. They do not work because HAE is not an allergy. Patients may have their own medication with them which will need to be infused. This will be a targeted therapy of C1-inhibitor, either the plasma-derived product (trade-name: Berinert) or a recombinant product (trade name:Ruconest). There are also a few patients in SA that have access to the Bradykinin B2 receptor antagonist – Icantibant (Trade name: Firzyr); this is administered subcutanouesly. None of these are registered products in SA and therefore, patients will have obtained this through SAHPRA approval on a named patient basis.

  4. Patients from outside SA may have different medication which you can look up on www.haei.org

  5. If there are no other treatment options available use Fresh Frozen Plasma or even freeze-dried plasma (Bioplasma manufacturer by local SA fractionator National Bioproduct Institute).

  6. In case of emergency, treating doctors can contact allergy specialist:

    Prof Jonny Peter     083 231 7004

    Prof. Mike Levin    082 468 0989

    UCT Lung Clinic      021 406 6889 (0800-1600 only)

FIND A DOCTOR BY AREA

WESTERN CAPE

Dr Mike Levin
Red Cross Children’s Hospital
Paediatrician
Michael.levin@uct.ac.za

Dr. Jonny Peter
Allergy Diagnostic & Clinical Research Unit, University of Cape Town Lung Institute
George Street, Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7700
Jonny.Peter@uct.ac.za
021 406 6850

Dr. Cornelia Lodder
5 Doneraile Street, George, Western Province
corlig@iafrica.com
044 874 1772
General Practitioner

POLOKWANE

Dr. Tshegofatso Mabelane
Netcare Pholosho Hospital
Grobler Street
Savannah
tmabelane@hotmail.com
072 227 8761
015 296 5132
Allergist/Immunologist

GAUTENG

Pretoria

Dr. Tshegofatso Mabelane
About Allergy
369 Milner street
Waterkloof
Pretoria
tmabelane@hotmail.com
072 227 8761
Allergist/Immunologist

Northern Suburbs

Prof. Abdullah Laher
Asthma and Allergy Clinic
12 Junction Avenue , Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2193
abdullahlaher@msn.com
087 135 5545

Dr. Marinda McDonald
Allergy Clinic
65 Conrad Drive, Blairgowrie, Randburg, Gauteng, 2194
marinda@allergydoc.co.za
083 600 2316
011 726 4214
General Practitioner

Dr. Muhammed Moolla
Asthma and Allergy Clinic
12 Junction Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2193
info@asthmaclinic.co.za
082 751 8515

Dr Roz Rabie
The Annex, 20 4th Avenue, JHB
reception@docroz.co.za
081 848 9706
Allergist

Dr Sascha Stofberg
A2 Netcare Olivedale Hospital,4 Windsor Way, Olivedale
entguy@outlook.com
011 438 2730
ENT

Eastern Suburbs

Dr. Ashley Jeevarathnum
Clinton Hospital, Alberton, Johannesburg, Gauteng,
acjeevarathnum@gmail.com
011 869 1775
Paediatrician

 Dr Jayseelan Naidu
Life The Glynnwood Specialist Consulting Rooms,
36 Park Street, Cnr Park & Princes Ave, Benoni
drjaynaidu@gmail.com
011 421 3210/011 420 0758
Specialist Physician

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KZN

Dr. Ahmed Ismail Manjra
7 Harry Gwala Road, Westville, Durban, Kwazulu-Natal,
manjra@mweb.co.za
031 265 1024
Paediatrician

Prof. Andre van Niekerk
Suite 21,2nd Floor, Netcare Alberlito Hospital,
Ballito, Kwazulu-Natal, 1448
vijie@prakmed.co.za
032 946 6782
Pulmonologist/Paediatrician

FREE STATE

Bloemfontein

Dr Pieter De Waal
Suite GF04, Busamed, Braamfisher International Airport Hospital, Marekpoort Rd, Bloemfontein
doctorforkids@outlook.com
051 412 4300 /072 511 2623
Paediatrician/Allergologist

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