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The Anatolian Journal of Family Medicine A Rare Case Of Idiopathic Lymphedema [anatol j fm]
anatol j fm. Ahead of Print: ANATOLJFM-29290 | DOI: 10.5505/anatoljfm.2020.29290

A Rare Case Of Idiopathic Lymphedema

Seval Sarıkaya1, Hılal BEKTAS UYSAL2, Ayfer Gemalmaz1, Hulki Meltem SÖNMEZ2
1Department of Family Medicine, Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, Turkey
2Department of Internal Medicine, Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, Turkey

Lymphedema is the swelling of a part of the body due to the accumulation of lymphoid fluid in the subcutaneous soft tissue as a result of abnormalities in lymphatic drainage. Primary Lymphedema is thought to have a mixed genetic component which results from erroneous development of the lymphatic system which is also responsible for malfunction of the lymphatic system. This condition can be sporadic or genetic. In our case we present a 25 year old male patient. He reports been bitening on his finger by a poisonous fish at age 18. Afterwards he reports a marked lymphedema, which gradually and progressively spreads from the left ankle to the left thigh. The secondary causes of Lymphedema were excluded. Than the patient was diagnosed as Primary Lymphedema Precox and classified as Stage 2. We intend to elucidate the genetic disease associated with primary lymphedema and to expatiate on management of this chronic disease.

Keywords: Lymphedema, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Early Onset Lymphedema

Corresponding Author: Seval Sarıkaya, Türkiye
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