Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome | definition of Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome by Medical dictionary
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[ōs′lər web′ər rando̅o̅′]
Etymology: William Osler; Frederick P. Weber, British physician, 1863-1962; Henri J.L.M. Rendu, French physician, 1844-1902
Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, hereditary multiple aneurysmal telangiectasia Genetics An AD vasculopathy, which may lead to massive episodic hemorrhage Clinical Affected children develop reddish telangiectasias on the lips, tongue, nasal mucosa, face and ears; vascular defects also occur in the throat, larynx, GI tract, liver, bladder, vagina, and brain, where it may result in hemorrhage, causing seizures or death; early signs include frequent nosebleeds in children; the characteristic telangiectasias on the tongue and lips may be delayed until puberty. See Vasculopathy.
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AVM should be investigated using contrast-enhanced radiologic studies in internal organs, if necessary and the diagnosis of Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome
should be excluded.
Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome is an autosomal dominant vascular dysplasia defined in 1864 for the first time and shown to be familial, to be characterized by telangiectases and to lead mucosal bleeding by Rendu, Osler and Weber, respectively (1-3).
We could not find an association of ARF and Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome in the literature.