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Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome: A rare cause of upper GI bleed

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Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Authors: Komaranchath AS, Arun Abhilash, Anilakumari, Praveen M, Abdul Kareem MM
Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2013;2(3):682- 685 |  DOI:10.5958/j.2319-5886.2.3.055

ABSTRACT

The causes of upper gastrointestinal bleed are manifold with the most common being peptic ulcers and oesophageal varices. We present a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia presenting with hematemesis and malaena due to bleeding from telangectatic lesions in the stomach and duodenum. The patient also had typical mucosal and nail manifestations of the disease which aided in the diagnosis of the condition.

Keywords: Osler Weber Rendu, Hereditary Hemorrhagic telangectasia, Upper GI Bleed

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