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Telangiectasia (Overview)

Small blood vessels on surface of the skin Also known as spider veins


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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

Dr. Ted King
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Telangiectasia (Overview)

Small blood vessels on surface of the skin Also known as spider veins


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What does this mean: urticarial change including deep dermal fibrosis with underlying morphea and telangiectasia with melanin incontinence?

What does this mean: urticarial change including deep dermal fibrosis with underlying morphea and telangiectasia with melanin incontinence?

Talk to derm: From what I can see, the skin rash is from hives and the scarring from scratching. I have never heard of the term melanin incontinence so I have no idea what it means. The best thing is for you to discuss this with the derm doctor who did the biopsy. ...Read more

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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Stay as active as you can
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Follow your doctor's anticoagulation recommendations
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Elevate your legs, if possible
Daily
Ask your doctor if you have a genetic disposition to deep vein thrombosis
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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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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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Treating Varicose Veins (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Wear support stockings
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Get a venous ultrasound if you suffer from venous reflux
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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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What is the treatment for ataxia telangiectasia?

What is the treatment for 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?

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

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What is a healthy and natural way to get rid of spider veins?

What is a healthy and natural way to get rid of spider veins?

Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy, the process of injecting detergent solutions like sotradecol/polidocanol, and others such as glycerine into the sv using a small gauge needle is an effective way of eliminating them. Small sv can be treated with laser. ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent or cure spider veins?

Is there any way to prevent or cure spider veins?

No and Yes: There is no good way to prevent spider veins, nor is there any way to cure them. Sclerotherapy which involves injecting them with a solution such as sotradecol or polidocanol is a good way to treat them, but needs to have maintenance in 1-2 years as they pop up in other sites. ...Read more

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Could telangiectasia patients get a tattoo without any risks?

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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Is hemorrhagic telangiectasia (hht) a genetic disease?

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

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?

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?

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)?

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 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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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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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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Spider Veins (Definition)

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