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Hereditary lymphedema type II


Other Names for this Disease

  • Lymphedema hereditary type 2
  • Lymphedema praecox
  • Lymphedema, hereditary, II
  • Lymphedema, late-onset
  • Meige disease
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Inheritance

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How is hereditary lymphedema type II inherited?

Hereditary lymphedema type II appears to have an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance, which means that one copy of an altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder. People with hereditary lymphedema type II usually have at least one other affected family member, in most cases, a parent. When the condition occurs in only one person in a family, the condition is described as Meige-like lymphedema.[1]
Last updated: 2/9/2012

References
  1. Meige lymphedema. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). November 2010; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/meige-lymphedema. Accessed 2/9/2012.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Lymphedema hereditary type 2
  • Lymphedema praecox
  • Lymphedema, hereditary, II
  • Lymphedema, late-onset
  • Meige disease
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