Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.
This condition, otherwise known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome, is characterized by telangiectasia of the lips and/or tongue with associated telangiectasia anywhere in the gut or lung. Vascular malformations of the liver can lead to high output cardiac failure. This condition is dominantly inherited and usually presents in puberty or later. Patients may present with nosebleeds or iron-deficiency anemia as a result of bleeding from lesions in the gastrointestinal tract. Hemoptysis may also occur.
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