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what is the definition or description of: hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Rare gene disorder: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is also known as osler-weber-rendu syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder that leads to abnormal blood vessel formation in the skin, mucous membranes, and organs. It may lead to nosebleeds, acute and chronic digestive tract bleeding, and various other problems like arteriovenous malformations.
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Abnormality: This is a medical condition of skin blood vessels that is hereditary.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Plastic Surgery 56 years experience
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do people treat hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
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Investigate: Most people with hht just have dilated tiny blood vessels visible in their skin, but the abnormal blood vessels can occur anywhere in the body and you would want to have a doctor investigate, especially to make sure you don't have a vascular lesion or aneurism in the brain that could cause more serious trouble.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Drs, how do you detect hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
History & Physical: Hht, or osler-weber-rendu syndrome, can be detected on physical examination with telangiectasia (red, lacy like, dilated blood vessels that blanch with pressure) over a patients oral mucosa (lips, cheeks, tongue) etc and on their skin. Patients may also have a history of recurrent nosebleeds and maybe even GI bleeding.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
History & Physical: Hht, or osler-weber-rendu syndrome, can be detected on physical examination with telangiectasia (red, lacy like, dilated blood vessels that blanch with pressure) over a patients oral mucosa (lips, cheeks, tongue) etc and on their skin. Patients may also have a history of recurrent nosebleeds and maybe even GI bleeding.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is there a link between any other disease and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

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Dr. Asaf Presente
Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Complications: While hht is a stand alone genetic disease - because it can affect a variety of organs there are several associated complications including iron deficiency anemia (from bleeding), pulmonary hypertension or high output cardiac failure - from avms. Rarely, hht is associated with juvenile polyposis (comes from mutation in 1 of the 3 genes known to cause hht) and requires additional care.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What do I need to know about living with hht (hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia).?

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Dr. Asaf Presente
Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Complex Q: If a person has been diagnosed with hht they should see a doctor regularly who can direct their care and screen for complications. More information can be found at http://hht.Org/about-hht/.

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