24 Possible Causes for Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity in USA

  • Skin Infection

    Episodic dermatolymphangioadenitis (DLA) in patients with lymphedema of the lower extremities before and after administration of benzathine penicillin: a preliminary study[1]

  • Carcinoma of the Prostate
    Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity

    Carcinoma of the prostate is a major morbidity cause worldwide and the second most frequent cause of cancer death in men. This malignancy has a higher incidence in older individuals. Its progression is slow and most cases are identified during the asymptomatic period. However, screening for this disease is…[2]

  • Lymphedema Praecox
    Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity Lymphedema, Predominantly in Lower Limbs

    Lymphedema praecox is a condition characterized by swelling of the soft tissues in which an excessive amount of lymph has accumulated, and generally develops in females between the ages of nine and twenty-five.This is the most common form of primary lymphedema,accounting for about 80% of the…[3]

  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder
    Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity

    Transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder (syn. urothelial carcinoma) makes up the majority of bladder cancers. Based on the extent to which the tumor has spread into the bladder wall, it can be categorized as non-muscle invasive (superficial, papillary) or muscle invasive (non-papillary). The most typical symptom,…[4]

  • Lipedema
    Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity

    Lipo-lymphedema; MRI; Lymphangiography; Microcirculation OBJECTIVE: To assess for the first time the morphology of the lymphatic system in patients with lipedema and lipo-lymphedema … of the lower extremities by MR lymphangiography. … CONCLUSION: MR lymphangiography is a safe and accurate minimal-invasive imaging modality for the evaluation of the lymphatic circulation in patients with lipedema and lipo-lymphedema[5]

  • Hereditary Lymphedema
    Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity

    Lymphedema of the lower extremity, initially involving the foot, gradually progresses up the leg so that the entire limb becomes edematous (marked by edema). … Treatment Patients with lymphedema of the lower extremities must be instructed to take meticulous care of their feet to prevent recurrent lymphangitis. … Lymphedema of the lower extremity: is it genetic or nongenetic?[6] [7]

  • Turner Syndrome
    Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity

    Turner syndrome, first described in 1938 by Henry Turner, is as loss or abnormality of the second X chromosome in at least one cell line in a phenotypic female. At birth, girls with Turner syndrome may have swollen hands and feet because of lymphedema. The blend of dysplastic or hypoplastic nails and lymphedema…[8]

  • Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate
    Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity

    Adenocarcinoma of the prostate is histologically the commonest form of prostate malignancy. It is often asymptomatic until advanced or metastatic disease leads to symptoms of obstructive uropathy or bone pain respectively. Diagnosis depends upon digital rectal palpation, levels of prostate-specific antigen and…[9]

  • Pelvic Neoplasm
    Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity
  • Filariasis
    Lymphedema of the Lower Extremity

    Filariasis is a parasitic disease caused by tissue nematodes. Lymphatic filariasis can be asymptomatic, where infected people have no symptoms and never will develop symptoms. Other people that are infected will present with acute clinical symptoms. Acute symptoms of the disease include: Adenolymphangitis (ADL) – this…[10]

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  1. Common Bacterial Skin Infections - American Family Physician, http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p119.html
  2. Carcinoma of the Prostate, https://www.symptoma.com/en/info/carcinoma-of-t…
  3. Lymphedema praecox, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lymphedema_praecox
  4. Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder, https://www.symptoma.com/en/info/transitional-c…
  5. lipedema [Lymphedema People], http://www.lymphedemapeople.com/wiki/doku.php?i…
  6. Meige disease - Genetics Home Reference, https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/meige-disease
  7. Hereditary Lymphedema | HealthCentral, http://www.healthcentral.com/encyclopedia/hc/he…
  8. Turner Syndrome, https://www.symptoma.com/en/info/turner-syndrome
  9. Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate, https://www.symptoma.com/en/info/adenocarcinoma…
  10. Filariasis, https://www.symptoma.com/en/info/filariasis