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Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions

Picture of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia on Eye

Picture of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia on Eye

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is a rare genetic disorder inherited in an autosomal dominant manner that causes abnormal blood vessel formation. The photo depicts telangiectasias on the conjunctiva of the eye of an affected patient.

Image Source: Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology Kay Shou-Mei Kane, Jen Bissonette Ryder, Richard Allen Johnson, Howard P. Baden, Alexander Stratigos Copyright 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: Ophthalamic Genetics, vol 32, 2011: "Ocular Manifestations in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (Rendu-Osler-Weber disease): A Case-Series"