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Lymphedema is a condition in which one or more extremities become swollen as the result of an impaired flow of the lymphatic system. There are two types of lymphedema; primary, secondary. Filariasis is the most common cause of lymphedema worldwide; however, in the U.S. breast cancer surgery is the most common cause. Symptoms include swelling of one or more limbs, thickening, cracked, and secondary bacterial or fungal infections of the skin. There is no cure for lymphedema.

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Terms related to Lymphedema:

  • Blocked Lymph Vessels
  • Congenital Lymphedema
  • Praecox Lymphedema
  • Primary Lymphedema
  • Secondary Lymphedema