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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Telangiectasia

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Please tell me what causes ataxia telangiectasia!?

Please tell me what causes ataxia telangiectasia!?

Genetic disorder: Louis–bar syndrome) is a rare, neurodegenerative, inherited disease causing severe disability. Ataxia refers to poor coordination and telangiectasia to small dilated blood vessels. A-t is caused by a defect in the atm gene, causing the gradual difficulty in coordination in walking, eye movements, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Telangiectasia (Definition)

Telangiectasia are small dilated blood vessels that can appear anywhere on the body. They may be due to congenital diseases, or they may appear over time due to high ...Read more


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Questions on ataxia telangiectasia causes?

Questions on ataxia telangiectasia causes?

Genetic: Ataxia telangiectasia is caused by a genetic mutation. It is transmitted in an autosomal recessive fashion. This means that for a child to get the disorder, they need to get one damaged chromosome from both parents. Because the parents only had one damaged chromosome, they are not affected; however, the child with two damaged chromosomes, will show signs of the disease. ...Read more

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What would cause what appears to be telangiectasias to form on the skin after having a cardiac PET scan/stress test? Is this a common side effect?

What would cause what appears to be telangiectasias to form on the skin after having a cardiac PET scan/stress test? Is this a common side effect?

Don't know - not awa: I'm not aware of any drug that causes telangiectasias other than alcohol. Alcohol will do it over time, and they can appear in clusters depending on the underlying conditions. Go see your doctor or use HealthTap Prime to get more information. ...Read more

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Are palmar erythema and telangiectasia related conditions? What can cause them? Immune system dysfunction?

They can be!: There are many causes of this clinical presentation. There is not enough room here to answer this so please see a doctor! ...Read more

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Lots of telangiectasias suddenly lately, and small capillary painful and bursting everywhere. Reasons?

Not clear: There are many reasons for telangiectasias to appear. Mostly the mechanisms are hormonal based or inflammation/autoimmune related. I would strongly encourage you to see your primary care doctor sooner rather than later. The "bursting" may very well represent the fragile nature of those blood vessels. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

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. ...Read more

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How bad is having hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

How bad is having hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

HHT Normal Life: You will see in the medical literature that most people with hht have a normal lifespan.The commonly seen skin lesions and nosebleeds usually develop during childhood. The avms (arterial-venous malformations) are thought to be present from birth, but don't have to cause any symptoms. Frequent nosebleeds are usually the most common symptom ...Read more

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How do people treat hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

How do people treat hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

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. ...Read more

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Spider Veins (Definition)

Spider veins is a clinical finding in which there are clusters of dilated blood vessels close ...Read more