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Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia 

Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia
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Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia
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10.1093/med/9780199559688.003.0136
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date: 19 October 2019

Introduction 316

Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) was previously known as Osler–Rendu–Weber syndrome.

Autosomal dominant condition characterized by telangiectasia, arteriovenous malformations of systemic and pulmonary vessels.

Prevalence estimated to be 1 in 5–8000 people.

Described in all racial groups but more frequently in the Dutch Antilles, parts of France and the Danish island of Funen and Fyn....

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