Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

Nagesh Kamath, Sumit Bhatia, Harneet Singh, Anurag Shetty, Shiran Shetty

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Abstract

Background: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant disorder, which affects various internal organs and has a tendency for bleeding. It has a classic triad of mucocutaneous telangiectasias, recurrent hemorrhages and positive familial history of first-degree relative. Epistaxis or gastrointestinal telangiectasia can be fatal in a small number of cases. Case Report: A 44-year-old woman came with complaints of recurrent episodes of hematemesis and epistaxis. Patient had a family history of similar complaints. Patient underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), which revealed telangiectasia in the stomach. Imaging of the abdomen showed features suggestive of arteriovenous shunting. Conclusion: HHT can remain undiagnosed for a long time, and is rarely being reported in the literature with management needing a multidisciplinary approach with early inputs from a gastroenterologist.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalNorth American Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015

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