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Title: Pulmonary hypertension and hepatic encephalopathy: lethal complications of Rendu-Osler-Weber disease
Authors: Ford, Tom ;Fong, M.W.;Cheah, B.C.;Alexopolous, C.
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Volume 44, Issue 2, pp. 126 - 129
Journal title: The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Abstract: Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterised by epistaxis, mucocutaneous telangiectasia with systemic manifestations due to visceral telangiectasia and arterio-venous malformations (AVMs). We describe unusual complications of HHT in a 68-year-old male who developed high-output cardiac failure with pulmonary hypertension in combination with hepatic encephalopathy due to hepatic AVMs. This case shows the importance of a multi-system approach to HHT and considers the treatment of its hepatic complications.
DOI: 10.4997/jrcpe.2014.207
ISSN: 1478-2715
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Heart Disease
Study or Trial: Case Series and Case Reports
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