WILLIAM WATERS TEAHAN, M.D.
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Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasis, as found in more than six generations of an English family, is a rarity of interest. This condition may be sometimes overlooked because the general practitioner is not familiar with it as an entity.
Osler1 described a series of three cases in 1901 and commented on an additional case reported by Rendu in 1896. Since then this condition has been called the Rendu-Osler disease. In 1907, Osler2 wrote that telangiectatic areas in the skin increase as age advances, and that in the young such telangiectases are often temporary in character. He also noted that telangiectatic areas were
TEAHAN WW. HEREDITARY HEMORRHAGIC TELANGIECTASIS OCCURRING IN SIX GENERATIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:535–543. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-3-535
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(3):535-543.
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