J Am Acad Dermatol 1997 Aug;37(2 Pt 2):321-5
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City 84132, USA.
J Clin Gastroenterol 2005 Feb;39(2):115-9
Section of Digestive Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA.
Objectives: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is an autosomal dominant disease in which 25% to 30% of patients will develop gastrointestinal bleeding from telangiectases. The extent of telangiectases has not been previously evaluated. This cross-sectional study compared the presence, number, and size of telangiectases in the stomach and duodenum to those in the jejunum using enteroscopy. Read More
Am J Gastroenterol 1975 Apr;63(4):327-32
Gastrointestinal bleeding is one of the most common problems confronting the physician. In most instances, the source of the bleeding is easily identified, e.g. Read More
J Assoc Physicians India 1993 Jun;41(6):395-6
Department of Hematology, TN Medical College, Bombay.
A 30-year old woman presented with recurrent and massive bleeding from gastrointestinal tract. Her coagulation profile revealed von Willebrand's disease and her endoscopic examination showed extensive telangiectasia localized to the gastrointestinal tract. The association of Von Willebrand's Disease and telangiectasia is extremely rare and hence the report. Read More
J Bras Pneumol 2007 Jan-Feb;33(1):109-12
Pulmonology Department, Santa Maria University Hospital, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil.
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is an autosomal dominant disease in which arteriovenous communications are typically seen in the skin, mucosal surfaces, lungs, brain and gastrointestinal tract. This disease typically presents as epistaxis, gastrointestinal bleeding and arteriovenous malformations (in the brain and lungs). Although the epistaxis and gastrointestinal bleeding can result in anemia, patients diagnosed with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia rarely present severe anemia. Read More