Hereditary lymphedema type II

What causes hereditary lymphedema type II?

The cause of hereditary lymphedema type II is unknown. The condition is thought to be genetic because it tends to run in families. Researchers have studied many genes associated with the lymphatic system; however, to date, no specific genetic change has been associated with this type of lymphedema.

Last updated on 05-01-20

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.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Name: Lymphatic Education and Research Network 261 Madison Avenue
New York, NY, 10016, United States
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Name: Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) St. Luke's Crypt Sydney Street
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Name: National Lymphedema Network (NLN) 411 Lafayette Street, 6th Floor
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