Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia , also known as the Rendu Osler Weber disease, is a hereditary blood vessel malformation that makes vessels prone to bleed and fragile. Bleeding Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasiaunder the person’s skin appears as red to violet, small discolorations, particularly on the toes and fingers tips, face, nose and mouth lining, and lips.

Similar small abnormality can happen in the GI , called gastrointestinal tract. The fragile blood vessel can break, resulting in bleeding from the person’s gastrointestinal tract and severe nose bleeding. No certain treatment for Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia exists, but bleeding may be stopped by applying compress or astringent. If bleeding repeats, a laser beam may be useful to destroy blood vessel, which leaks.

Severe bleeding may be stopped by drafting normal tissues or by blocking leaking arteries with a pellet placed through the catheter. Bleeding most likely to recur, causing iron deficiency anemia; individuals with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia require to use iron supplement.

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