n South African Medical Journal - Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia in North African and sub-Saharan patients : correspondence

Volume 104, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) or Osler-Weber-Rendu disease is an autosomal-dominant inherited vascular disease, characterised by the presence of mucocutaneous telangiectasia and visceral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Three main causative genes are known: , and . has also been shown to be involved in a small number of cases. We report two cases of HHT in North African and sub-Saharan patients.

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