Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome in Relation to Dermatology.


Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Dermatología, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Hospital Universitario «Dr. José E. González», Monterrey, Nuevo León, México. Electronic address: [Email]


Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome, also known as hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, is a rare autosomal dominant disorder with an estimated worldwide prevalence of 1 case per 10,000 population. Its clinical manifestations are the result of arteriovenous malformations characterized by telangiectases that can affect the skin, mucous membranes, and solid organs and cause life-threatening conditions, such as liver disease, systemic emboli, and heart failure. Timely diagnosis is thus essential in order to prevent disease-related complications and offer genetic counseling to families. We review the clinical features of Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome with a focus on mucocutaneous manifestations and their treatment.


Epistaxis,Osler-Rendu-Weber disease,Osler-Weber-Rendu,Telangiectasia,