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Description:What appeared to be inflamed lesions on this person's tongue, this lingual condition turned out to be caused by the genetic disorder known as hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), or Osler-Weber-Rendu (OWR) syndrome.
“HHT, or OWR, is a multisystem vascular genetic disorder producing blood vessel malformations in the brain and lung, which may result in stroke, hemorrhage, aneurysm and death. Sudden death or disability may occur in 20 percent of children and adults, but is largely preventable with proper intervention.”
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Robert E. Sumpter
Creation Date:1967
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CDC Organization
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