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Tuberc Respir Dis. 2009 Apr;66(4):314-318. Korean. Case Report.
Kim M , Song HY , Choi JK , Jeong H , Park IN , Choi SB , Lee HK , Lee SS , Lee YM , Kim SY , Kim YH , Huh JW .
Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Inje University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea.

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT, also called Osler-Weber-Rendu Disease) is a rare systemic fibrovascular dysplasia characterized by recurrent epistaxis, cutaneous telangiectasia, and visceral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). HHT is an autosomal dominant disease with a prevalence of 1 in 5,000~8,000. Recurrent epistaxis is often the first and most common manifestation, and about 30% of patients reveal pulmonary AVM. Presently, we report a familial case of HHT. A 61-year-old male with asymptomatic multiple pulmonary AVMs was successfully treated with embolization. His older brother who presented with recurrent epistaxis and multiple telangiectasias was treated with laser ablation. Their pedigree revealed a family history of recurrent epistaxis.

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