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Definition

A form of primary lymphedema, a disease characterized by swelling of body parts due to developmental anomalies and functional defects of the lymphatic system. Patients with lymphedema may suffer from recurrent local infections. LMPHM3 is an autosomal dominant form with variable severity and reduced penetrance. Affected individuals manifest lymphedema of the lower limbs and some patients have lymphedema of the hands.

Acronym

LMPHM3

Synonyms

LMPH1C
Lymphedema, hereditary, 1C
Lymphedema hereditary type IC

 
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