Journal Article

Hemorrhagic Hereditary Telangiectasia (Rendu-Osler Disease) and Infectious Diseases: An Underestimated Association

Sophie Dupuis Girod, Sophie Giraud, Evelyne Decullier, Gaetan Lesca, Vincent Cottin, Frédéric Faure, Olivier Merrot, Jean-Christophe Saurin, Jean-François Cordier and Henri Plauchu

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 44, issue 6, pages 841-845
Published in print March 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/511645
Hemorrhagic Hereditary Telangiectasia (Rendu-Osler Disease) and Infectious Diseases: An Underestimated Association

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology
  • Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Microbiology

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Among 353 patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia retrospectively analyzed during the period 1985–2005, we identified 67 cases of severe infection that affected 48 patients (13.6%). Extracerebral infections accounted for 67% of all infections, and most involved Staphylococcus aureus and were associated with prolonged epistaxis. Cerebral infections accounted for 33% of all infections, were mainly due to multiple and anaerobic bacteria, and were associated with the presence of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations and a short duration of epistaxis.

Journal Article.  2659 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.