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Hereditary lymphedema type II
Other Names for this Disease
- Lymphedema hereditary type 2
- Lymphedema praecox
- Lymphedema, hereditary, II
- Lymphedema, late-onset
- Meige disease
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lymph fluid. Individuals with this condition usually develop swelling in the lower legs and feet during puberty. Some affected individuals develop a non-contagious skin infection called cellulitis, which can further damage the lymphatic vessels (the thin tubes that carry lymph fluid). While the cause of hereditary lymphedema type II is unknown, it is thought to be genetic because it tends to run in families. It appears to have an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance.Hereditary lymphedema type II is a primary lymphedema that results from abnormal transport of
Last updated: 2/9/2012
- Meige lymphedema. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). November 2010; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/meige-lymphedema. Accessed 2/9/2012.
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