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Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Underlying Cause

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is a hereditary illness that results in abnormal blood vessels. These abnormalities may be present in the blood vessels of the skin, brain, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, nasal passages, and sinuses. Those with the illness have visible blood vessels beneath the skin surface on the face, lips, nose, mouth, fingers and toes. The abnormal blood vessels are fragile, and bleed easily.

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Last Updated: Oct 24, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia References
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