Congenital lymphedema in two siblings


Two siblings, a two-year-old boy and a one-month-old girl, both showed congenital lymphedema of the feet. The parents were healthy and apparently unrelated, but both were born on Mishima, an island with a population of 1,500, located in the Sea of Japan. The occurrence of lymphedema in these two siblings suggests autosomal recessive inheritance.


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Kajii, T., Tsukahara, M. Congenital lymphedema in two siblings. Jap J Human Genet 30, 31–34 (1985).

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  • Cholestasis
  • Lymphedema
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Noonan Syndrome
  • Intrahepatic Cholestasis

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