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HEREDITARY HEMORRHAGIC TELANGIECTASIA
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia is a rare genetic disorder that leads to abnormal blood vessel formation in the mucous membranes, skin and in organs such as brain, liver and lungs. Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu disease, may lead to nosebleeds, acute and chronic digestive tract bleeding and various problems due to the involvement of other organs. Its symptoms consist of itching, red marks or patterns on the skin, frequent nosebleed, shortness of breath, small strokes and seizures.
HOW IS HEREDITARY HEMORRHAGIC TELANGIECTASIA DIAGNOSED?
While the cause of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia is genetic, people with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia inherit this disease from at least one parent.
HOW IS HEREDITARY HEMORRHAGIC TELANGIECTASIA TREATED?
Treatment of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia is aimed at controlling nose bleeds, skin lesions and GI tract bleeding. Surgical treatments may be required for removing AVMs from liver and brain.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia is seen in different forms and is still being studied.