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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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GOMEZ, Martín Alonso; RUIZ, Oscar Fernando  and  OTERO, William. A Case Report of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT). Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2015, vol.30, n.4, pp.469-473. ISSN 0120-9957.

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) (also known as Osler Weber Rendu syndrome (OWRS)) is a rare dominant autosomal disorder whose frequency is between 1 per 1,331 people and 1 per 16,300 people depending on the population and its geographical location. There are no differences between genders. It is clinically characterized by telangiectasia, recurrent epistaxis, visceral vascular lesions (arteriovenous malformations - AVMs). Usually a person with HHT has a family history of the disorder. This paper reports a case that is clinically compatible with this rare entity and which presented simultaneous complications of pulmonary and cerebral abscesses.

Keywords : Telangiectasia; Osler Weber Rendu syndrome; hemorrhage.

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