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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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Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (Definition)

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 ...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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Drs, how do you detect hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Drs, how do you detect 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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I was just wondering how bad is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

I was just wondering how bad is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Not that bad: 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 hard is it to live with hht (hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia)?

How hard is it to live with hht (hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia)?

Complex Q: Everyone is different. 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/. ...Read more

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What can be done about bleeds from hht, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

What can be done about bleeds from hht, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Embolism: Bleeding from hht fall into two categories - minor ie. Small bleeds from telangectasia on mucosal surfaces like the nose/lips that can be inconvenient but usually stop easily, and potentially life threatening bleeds from avns in the lung, liver or brain. These avns should be screened for on a regular basis once hht has been diagnosed and may need embolization (sealed up from the inside) if found. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Living with hht (hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia), how to make things better?

Treat iron deficienc: There is no cure for hht hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. The most important things are to avoid complications like
iron deficiency anemia, which is common. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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/. ...Read more

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Can you help me with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (hht) please give me advice?

Certainly: The most accurate information is available here: http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia
There are clinics in various locations around the country, Including one here in San Diego ...Read more

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How significant is early detection of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

It is helpful: It is helpful but not crucial. Helpful because it can help explain many health ailment but ultimately there is no cure so the if the symptoms are relatively mild detection is not necessary. ...Read more

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Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (hht). It is a genetic disease?

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (hht). It is a genetic disease?

Yes: Hht is a genetic condition that is transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion (i.e. If a patient has hht, they have an affected parent). Occasionally, a new mutation may cause hht to develop. ...Read more

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Which person discovered hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (hht). It is a genetic disease. Also how did they?

Which person discovered hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (hht). It is a genetic disease. Also how did they?

See below: Osler–weber–rendu disease osler–weber–rendu syndrome, is a genetic disorder that leads to abnormal blood vessel formation in the skin, mucous membranes, and often in organs such as the lungs, liver, and brain. Named after the doctors that described the syndrome.-. ...Read more

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Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Hereditary bleeding: Is an inherited disorder of the blood vessels that can cause excessive bleeding due to abnormal blood vessels called arteriovenous malformations (avms) in several areas of the body. If they are on the skin, they are called telangiectasias. The abnormal blood vessels can also develop in the brain, lungs, liver, intestines, or other areas. Symptoms include:frequent nosebleeds in children, etc. ...Read more

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What is hemorrhagic telangiectasia also known as oslo weber rendu syndrome?

Same: Oslo rendu weber involves vascular malformations on mucosal surfaces and is a congenital genetic disease. These vascular abnormalities frequently bleed. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhagic telangiectasia (hht) a genetic disease?

Yes: Hht is an autosomal dominant genetic disease with most cases arising in half of the children of an affected person. ...Read more

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Bruises on leg - derm biopsy report dx: vascular telangiectasias, sparse perivascular lymphocytic inflammation & hemorrhage. What does this mean?

Bruises on leg - derm biopsy report dx: vascular telangiectasias, sparse perivascular lymphocytic inflammation & hemorrhage. What does this mean?

The biopsy shows no: The biopsy shows nothing remarkable. I wonder why it was done. What was the DR looking for? Ask the DR who did it to interpret it for you. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasis?

Http://hht. Org: Hht (osler-weber-rendu) is a genetic disorder that causes defective blood vessels to form throughout the body. The link I posted above is a great site to help you understand this disorder better. Good luck. ...Read more

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My friend's daughter has idiopathic telangiectasia and now has suspected lymphoma. What is her prognosis?

My friend's daughter has idiopathic telangiectasia and now has suspected lymphoma. What is her prognosis?

Need info: I don't know about the idiopathic telangiectasia, but the "suspected lymphoma" needs a definitive diagnosis. If lymphoma is suspected, then a biopsy of a lymph node or bone marrow needs to be done as well as other tests. More information is needed on diagnosis and staging before talking about treatment or prognosis. ...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 kind of doctor can diagnose telangiectasia?

What kind of doctor can diagnose telangiectasia?

Telangiectasia: Your doctor can diagnose it. It is dilated blood vessel called spider vein. It can be associated with congenital or acquire conditions. Associated bone pain, muscle weakness and fatigue with telangiectasia may be you want to see a rheumatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is juxtaforeal telangiectasia an autoimmune disease?

Is juxtaforeal telangiectasia an autoimmune disease?

Unknown: Juxtafoveal telangiectasia is termed "ideopathic" meaning the cause is yet unknown; whether there is an autoimmune component is not known/. ...Read more

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Any relation between Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and gastric telangiectasias?

Any relation between Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and gastric telangiectasias?

Ehlers Danlos: This type of EDS is the result of mutations in type III collagen which is abundant in major blood vessels, skin, and hollow viscera. Diagnosis is based on presence of two of the following: thin, translucent skin, arterial/intestinal/uterine rupture, easy bruisability, and facial features. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have some telangiectasia on the under part of my breasts? I lost some weight and also have some stretch marks are these normal

Is it normal to have some telangiectasia on the under part of my breasts? I lost some weight and also have some stretch marks are these normal

Normal.: The prominence of veins through the skin is affected by many factors including levels of hydration and dehydration, body temperature as well as outside temperature, medications and even levels of stress. Fair skinned people tend to have more easily visible veins than darker individuals and hereditary plays a strong role also. In a healthy person, visible veins are usually not of any concern. ...Read more

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Could telangiectasia patients get a tattoo without any risks?

Yes: Spider veins, reticular veins are telangiectasias, and having a tattoo over such an area may result in increased bleeding and bruising. Treatment of the area beforehand with sclerotherapy may help to get rid of the spider veins, then try getting tattoo. ...Read more

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What treats ataxia telangiectasia!?

What treats ataxia telangiectasia!?

Symptomatic: Ataxia telangiectasia is a genetic condition with no cure. As such, therapy is directed at treating consequences of this disease. For example, it is best to avoid excess radiation (excess x-rays, ct scans) be wary of any signs of infection (due to immune compromise) and be vigilant about signs of malignancy (weight loss, night sweats, etc.). Physical therapy is also recommended for ataxia. ...Read more

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What is the cure of ataxia telangiectasia?

What is the cure of ataxia telangiectasia?

Unfortunately none: Unfortunately there is no cure for ataxia telangiectasia. The only treatment is physical and occupational therapy to help maintain function that remain as the disease progresses. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Spider Veins (Definition)

Spider veins = (telangiectasia or venulectasias), very small purple ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Telangiectasia (Definition)

Small blood vessels on surface of the skin Also ...Read more