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What is Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)?

HHT is an inherited genetic disorder that affects the vascular system. It causes arterial blood to flow directly into the veins, through abnormal weakened and distended vessels that can rupture. HHT occurs in about 0.02% of the population, in men and women alike, and in equal proportions across the ethnic spectrum.

HHT- A Time Bomb- Diagnosis

One of 5,000 people has HHT, but most don't know it. The most common symptom is
nose bleeds. Since the disease involves various organs, patients frequently feel they
don't have a doctor who is familiar with all aspects of their illness.

Original article in Hebrew by Yifaat Gadot, Hadar Farber, www.nfc.co.il - 27.01.2008

HHT- A Time Bomb-Treatment

A large group of doctors spent time at the Cardiology Department at Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel learning from Dr. White, a world expert in HHT, how to treat patients
with this disease.

Original article in Hebrew by Yifaat Gadot, Hadar Farber, www.nfc.co.il - 01.02.2008
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