Familial cerebral abscesses caused by hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

Pernille Mathiesen Tørring, Mathilde Faurholdt Lauridsen, Christine I Dali, Poul Erik Andersen, Lilian Bomme Ousager, Klaus Brusgaard, Anette Drøhse Kjeldsen

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Abstract

In case of a cerebral abscess without known cause, Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM) screening should be performed. If PAVM(s) is identified, Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is very likely and should always be considered. This case shows the benefit of familial screening for HHT and PAVM.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Case Reports
Volume5
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)805–808
ISSN2050-0904
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

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