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hereditary lymphedema

 

Definition: permanent pitting edema usually confined to the legs; autosomal dominant inheritance; type I, congenital [MIM*153100], caused by mutation in the FMS-like tyrosine kinase 4 gene (FLT4) on 5q.

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