Published: 2022-09-23

A neglected cause of anaemia: hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

Sadhana Rajasekhar, Rameshwar R., Ramkumar M., Jagadeesan M., Magesh Kumar S.


Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) or Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by vascular dysplasias leading to hemorrhages. If affects approximately 1 in 10,000 Caucasian people. The most common presentation is chronic and recurrent epistaxis whereas bleeding from other sites can lead to life-threatening complications.


HHT, Colonic polyp, Iron deficiency anemia

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