What is the life expectancy for primary intestinal lymphangiectasia diagnosed within the first few months of life?
Generally, the earlier the onset of primary intestinal lymphangiectasia, the more severe the disease. If the disease is apparent in the newborn period or the first few months of life, symptoms may include massive edema, diarrhea, malabsorption, and infection. Still, infants with this disease can (and have) survived into adulthood. Because the severity of symptoms in infants can vary, the infants healthcare providers are best able to provide specific information regarding a child's prognosis.
Last updated: 10/6/2015
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