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Lymphoedema

Lymphedema is the name of a type of swelling. It happens when lymph builds up in your body's soft tissues. Lymph is a fluid that contains white blood cells that defend against germs. It can build up when the lymph system is damaged or blocked. It usually happens in the arms or legs. Causes of lymphedema include. -Infection. -Cancer. -Scar tissue from radiation therapy or surgical removal of lymph nodes. -Inherited conditions in which lymph nodes or vessels are absent or abnormal. Treatment can help control symptoms. It includes exercise, compression devices, skin care, and massage. NIH: National Cancer Institute.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
6155
Concept ID:
C0024236
Disease or Syndrome
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Disease due to superfamily Filarioidea

Infections with nematodes of the superfamily FILARIOIDEA. The presence of living worms in the body is mainly asymptomatic but the death of adult worms leads to granulomatous inflammation and permanent fibrosis. Organisms of the genus Elaeophora infect wild elk and domestic sheep causing ischemic necrosis of the brain, blindness, and dermatosis of the face. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
4706
Concept ID:
C0016085
Disease or Syndrome
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Lymphedema

Localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
892292
Concept ID:
C0240278
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