Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Definition

Medical Definition: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

Angiopathy tumoral circumscribed telangiectasias in the form of pinpoint spots of purplish red. It is characterized by the presence of angiomatous telangiectasias (multiple expansions and venular capillaries of the skin and mucous membranes), the propensity for bleeding localized mainly nasal and urinary tract (hematuria) and also, though less frequently, digestive and respiratory diseases and hereditary transmission autosomal dominant. It is also known as Rendu-Osler disease.

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