Which history is characteristic of Osler-Weber-Rendu disease (OWRD) (hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia [HHT])?

Updated: Oct 06, 2020
  • Author: Klaus-Dieter Lessnau, MD, FCCP; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Telangiectases of the skin and mucous membranes, epistaxis, and a positive family history make up the classic triad of Osler-Weber-Rendu disease (OWRD; ie, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia [HHT]). Visceral and central nervous system (CNS) involvement may be asymptomatic but is important because of associated complications that may be preventable. The diagnosis is made on clinical grounds, in accordance with the Curaçao criteria (see DDx). [9]


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