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A rare case of pulmonary arterio-venous malformation with recurrent anemia: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.

Nataraju KT, Mukherjee T, Doddaiah RP, Nanjappa NG, Narasegowda L - Lung India (2015 Jul-Aug)

Bottom Line: Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a rare vascular anomaly of the lung, which manifests predominantly as dyspnea (due to right to left shunting) and paradoxical embolism.Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) being a rare genetic disorder is one of the most common causes of pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM).Here we report an interesting case of recurrent anemia in an elderly female, who was subsequently found to have multiple cutaneous and mucosal telangiectasias and a large pulmonary AVM.

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Affiliation: Department of General Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a rare vascular anomaly of the lung, which manifests predominantly as dyspnea (due to right to left shunting) and paradoxical embolism. Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) being a rare genetic disorder is one of the most common causes of pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM). Here we report an interesting case of recurrent anemia in an elderly female, who was subsequently found to have multiple cutaneous and mucosal telangiectasias and a large pulmonary AVM.

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(a) Cutaneous telangiectasia over the tips of fingers (b) Mucosal telangiectasia over the tongue
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Figure 5: (a) Cutaneous telangiectasia over the tips of fingers (b) Mucosal telangiectasia over the tongue

Mentions: Retrospective enquiry revealed episodic epistaxis in the past and a family history of bleeding tendencies in the form of recurrent epistaxis and gum bleeding (Pedigree chart - Figure 4). Careful examination revealed telangiectasias over the tongue and digits [Figure 5].


A rare case of pulmonary arterio-venous malformation with recurrent anemia: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.

Nataraju KT, Mukherjee T, Doddaiah RP, Nanjappa NG, Narasegowda L - Lung India (2015 Jul-Aug)

(a) Cutaneous telangiectasia over the tips of fingers (b) Mucosal telangiectasia over the tongue
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Figure 5: (a) Cutaneous telangiectasia over the tips of fingers (b) Mucosal telangiectasia over the tongue
Mentions: Retrospective enquiry revealed episodic epistaxis in the past and a family history of bleeding tendencies in the form of recurrent epistaxis and gum bleeding (Pedigree chart - Figure 4). Careful examination revealed telangiectasias over the tongue and digits [Figure 5].

Bottom Line: Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a rare vascular anomaly of the lung, which manifests predominantly as dyspnea (due to right to left shunting) and paradoxical embolism.Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) being a rare genetic disorder is one of the most common causes of pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM).Here we report an interesting case of recurrent anemia in an elderly female, who was subsequently found to have multiple cutaneous and mucosal telangiectasias and a large pulmonary AVM.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of General Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a rare vascular anomaly of the lung, which manifests predominantly as dyspnea (due to right to left shunting) and paradoxical embolism. Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) being a rare genetic disorder is one of the most common causes of pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM). Here we report an interesting case of recurrent anemia in an elderly female, who was subsequently found to have multiple cutaneous and mucosal telangiectasias and a large pulmonary AVM.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus