North American Journal of Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 125--128

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia


Nagesh Kamath, Sumit Bhatia, Harneet Singh, Anurag Shetty, Shiran Shetty 
 Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Harneet Singh
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Kamath N, Bhatia S, Singh H, Shetty A, Shetty S. Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.North Am J Med Sci 2015;7:125-128


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Kamath N, Bhatia S, Singh H, Shetty A, Shetty S. Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Jul 8 ];7:125-128
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