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What are complications of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT)?

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a genetic disorder that affects about one in 5,000 people. People with HHT may have arteriovenous malformations, which are malformed arteries that supply blood to organs. This serious condition can put you at increased risk of stroke and infection. These malformed arteries commonly occur in the lungs.

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