Lymphedema praecox

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Lymphedema praecox
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Lymphedema praecox is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner

Lymphedema praecox[1] is a condition characterized by swelling of the soft tissues in which an excessive amount of lymph has accumulated, and generally develops in females between the ages of nine and twenty-five.This is the most common form of primary lymphedema, accounting for about 80% of the patients.[2]:848[3]

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  1. ^ Sabiston 18 edition
  2. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  3. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.

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