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Milroy disease


Other Names for this Disease

  • Congenital hereditary lymphedema
  • Congenital primary lymphedema
  • Early onset lymphedema
  • Hereditary lymphedema
  • Hereditary lymphedema 1
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Tests & Diagnosis

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Is genetic testing available for Milroy disease?

Yes. The Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) provides information about the labs that offer genetic testing for Milroy disease. The intended audience for the GTR is health care providers and researchers. People with questions about genetic testing should speak with a health care provider or genetics professional.

If a mutation in the responsible gene has been identified in a family, genetic testing for at-risk relatives may identify those who may benefit from treatment early in the disease course. Prenatal testing for pregnancies at increased risk may also be available.[1]
Last updated: 1/29/2015

References
  1. Glen W Brice, Sahar Mansour, Pia Ostergaard, Fiona Connell, Steve Jeffery, and Peter Mortimer. Milroy Disease. GeneReviews. September 25, 2014; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1239/.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Congenital hereditary lymphedema
  • Congenital primary lymphedema
  • Early onset lymphedema
  • Hereditary lymphedema
  • Hereditary lymphedema 1
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.