DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
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Developmental Disorders of the Lymphatics
Disorders of the Lymph System
In our desire to better understand all conditions that relate to the lymphatic system below is a list of developmental disorders that affect the lymphatic system.
These are genetic based disorders that include lymphedema as one of the indications.
A disorder occurring in utero which may be caused by a genetic mutation, chromosomal abnormality/ dislocation or by trauma and/or injury that affects the normal development of the lymphatic system. The gene most associated with these developmental disorders is the FOXC2 gene.
FOXC2 is referred to as a forkhead gene, one of 17 thus far identified
humans. Because it is a pleiotrophic developmental gene, a
cause multiple effects.
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Lymphedema People - Support Groups
The time has come for families, parents, caregivers to have a support group of their own. Support group for parents, families and caregivers of chilren with lymphedema. Sharing information on coping, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Sponsored by Lymphedema People.
No matter how you spell it, this is another very little understood and totally frustrating conditions out there. This will be a support group for those suffering with lipedema/lipodema. A place for information, sharing experiences, exploring treatment options and coping.
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MEN WITH LYMPHEDEMA
If you are a
man with lymphedema; a man with a loved one with lymphedema who you are
to help and understand come join us and discover what it is to be the
instead of the sufferer of lymphedema.
Support group for parents, patients, children who suffer from all forms of lymphangiectasia. This condition is caused by dilation of the lymphatics. It can affect the intestinal tract, lungs and other critical body areas.
Disorders Support Group @ Yahoo Groups
While we have a number of support groups for lymphedema... there is nothing out there for other lymphatic disorders. Because we have one of the most comprehensive information sites on all lymphatic disorders, I thought perhaps, it is time that one be offered.
Information and support for rare and unusual disorders affecting the lymph system. Includes lymphangiomas, lymphatic malformations, telangiectasia, hennekam's syndrome, distichiasis, Figueroa
syndrome, ptosis syndrome, plus many more. Extensive database of information available through sister site Lymphedema People.
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Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT)
Associated with Lymphedema
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Infections Associated with Lymphe dema
para-aortic lymph node dissection (EPLND)
Needle Biopsy - Fine Needle Aspiration
Lymphedema Gene VEGFC
Lymphedema Gene SOX18
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