Hereditary Heart Disease

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Hereditary lymphedema is an inherited lymph system disorder. It is characterized by swelling of subcutaneous tissue caused by obstruction of lymphatic vessels and resulting edema of lymph fluid.

There are three forms of hereditary lymphedema:

1. congenital (Milroy disease; Nonne-Milroy-Meige syndrome

2. lymphedema praecox (Meige disease)

3. lymphedema tarda

Familial forms of congenital lymphedema (Milroy's disease) and lymphedema praecox (Meige's disease) may be inherited in an autosomal dominant...

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