Possible Causes for Lymphedema in USA

  • Turner Syndrome
    Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity Lymphedema

    The auricles may be posteriorly rotated or low set as a result of lymphedema. […] At birth, girls with Turner syndrome may have swollen hands and feet because of lymphedema. […] Lymphedema in utero can cause a broad neck (webbed neck) and a low or indistinct hairline.[1]

  • Kaposi Sarcoma

    lesions may equally involve internal organs like lungs (bringing about dyspnoea), the gastrointestinal tract (leading to fatal bleeding) and the lymphatics bringing about lymphedema[2]

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis 7
  • Yellow Nail Syndrome
    Hereditary Lymphedema

    Lymphedema most frequently affects the lower limbs. […] Peripheral lymphedema manifests as swollen, puffy skin. […] Initially, lymphedema renders the skin of affected areas soft and puffy, but chronic lymphedema is associated with fibrotic changes and thus hardening of the skin.[3]

  • Decompression Sickness
    Secondary Lymphedema

    Decompression sickness is a condition caused by change in barometric pressure. Since bubble formation is an uncontrolled process, they can develop anywhere in the body, common sites being the shoulders, elbows, knees, and ankles. In most cases of altitude decompression sickness, the person generally complains of…[4]

  • Hereditary Lymphedema
    Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity

    Milroy's disease is also known as primary or hereditary lymphedema type 1A or early onset lymphedema. […] In contrast to Milroy's disease (early onset lymphedema type 1A,) which typically has its onset of swelling and edema at birth or during early infancy, hereditary lymphedema […] It is also known as Milroy disease, Nonne-Milroy-Meige syndrome and hereditary lymphedema.[5]

  • Lymphedema Praecox
    Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity
  • Secondary Lymphedema
    Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity
  • Lipedema
    Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity

    This is known as lipo-lymphedema. […] Some patients progress to lipo-lymphedema, a condition where lipedema and lipo-lymphedema both occur. […] Lymphedema Steatopygia Adiposis dolorosa Lipodystrophy Wold, L.[6]

  • Filariasis
    Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity

    Severe lymphedema is sometimes referred to as “elephantiasis”. […] Genetics may also influence clinical presentation (lymphedema tends to occur in families). […] For example, people with the disease can have lymphedema and elephantiasis and in men scrotum swelling.[7]

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  1. Turner Syndrome, Symptoma
  2. Kaposi Sarcoma, Symptoma
  3. Yellow Nail Syndrome, Symptoma
  4. Decompression Sickness, Symptoma
  5. Wikipedia: Milroy's disease, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  6. Wikipedia: Lipedema, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  7. Filariasis, Symptoma