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Info on hereditary LE

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:56 am
by bradysdad
Hello everyone, I have been seeing and reading more on hereditary LE. I know that in my case I was born with an undeveloped lymphthatic system and have not heard anything that my son would have it. How is hereditary LE started and is my son at risk? I have asked all the DRs. and they say no but, I have found out alot lately that even the docs. don't know. Any info would be very helpful. Thanks and have a great day ...Guy...

Information of Hereditary Lymphedema

PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:16 am
by patoco
Hi Guy

Here is a page on hereditary LE:

HEREDITARY LYMPHEDEMA

http://www.lymphedemapeople.com/thesite ... hedema.htm

Thus far, they have identified two specific genes in relationship to hereditary LE, you can read up on them

Lymphedema Genetics

www.lymphedemapeople.com/thesite/lymphe ... netics.htm

As far as your son being at risk, it would be difficult to say without a enetics test.

In my own family, Guy, after having hereditary lymphedema slam three generations in a row, it now has skipped two generations.

No one in my children's generations...or their children's generation has shown signs of lymphedema.

Pat