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Other Names for this Disease
- Congenital hereditary lymphedema
- Early onset lymphedema
- Hereditary lymphedema
- Hereditary lymphedema 1
- Milroy's disease
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lymphatic disease that causes swelling (lymphedema) in the lower legs and feet soon after birth. Other symptoms may include accumulation of fluid in the scrotum, abnormalities of the urethra, upslanting toenails, deep creases in the toes, wart-like growths, prominent leg veins, and cellulitis. Gene mutations in the FLT4 gene cause some cases of Milroy disease, however for many cases the cause of the disorder is unknown.Milroy disease is a
Last updated: 7/29/2011
- Milroy disease. Genetic Home Reference. 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=milroydisease. Accessed 7/29/2011.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Milroy disease. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
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- Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. Click on the link to view this information. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Milroy disease. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Milroy disease. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.