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Dr. Ted King
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Telangiectasia (Overview)

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 pressure in certain 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
91 doctors shared insights

Telangiectasia (Overview)

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 pressure in certain 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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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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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?

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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Spider Veins (Definition)

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