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Other Names for this Disease
- Familial Waldmann's disease (type)
- Primary intestinal lymphangiectasis
- Waldmann's disease
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lymph vessels supplying the lining of the small intestine. The cause of Waldmann disease is unknown. Signs of Waldmann disease include loss of lymphatic fluid into the gastrointestinal tract, protein-losing enteropathy, too little albumin in the blood, reduced levels of antibodies, and immunodeficiency. Symptoms include swelling in the legs and abdominal discomfort. For many patients, treatment of Waldmann disease involves long term diet therapy.Waldmann disease is a digestive disorder characterized abnormally enlarged
Last updated: 1/9/2014
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Waldmann disease. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
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Selected Full-Text Journal Articles
- Vignes S, Bellanger J. Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (Waldmann's disease). Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2008; 3:5.