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Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, Hereditary


Synonyms of Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, Hereditary
  • HHT
  • Osler-Weber Rendu Syndrome
  • Rendu-Osler-Weber Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Type I
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Type II
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Type III


General Discussion
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT or Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome) is a rare inherited disorder characterized by malformations of various blood vessels (vascular dysplasia), usually resulting in excessive bleeding (hemorrhaging). Chronic nosebleeds are often the first apparent symptom associated with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Malformation of various blood vessels may result in abnormalities affecting various organ systems of the body including the lungs, brain, and liver. Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
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Organizations related to Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, Hereditary
  • HHT Foundation International, Inc.
    P.O. Box 329
    Monkton MD 21111
    Phone #: 410-357-9932
    800 #: 800-448-6389
    e-mail: hhtinfo@hht.org
    Home page: http://www.hht.org
  • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
    150 Custer Court
    Green Bay WI 54301-1243
    Phone #: 920-336-5333
    800 #: 877-336-5333
    e-mail: mums@netnet.net
    Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
  • Madisons Foundation
    PO Box 241956
    Los Angeles CA 90024
    Phone #: 310-264-0826
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
    Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
    1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
    White Plains NY 10605
    Phone #: 914-428-7100
    800 #: 888-663-4637
    e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
    Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
  • NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
    31 Center Drive MSC 2480
    Bethesda MD 20892-2480
    Phone #: 301-592-8573
    800 #: --
    e-mail: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/



For a Complete Report

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