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What is the definition of Meige Disease?

Meige disease is a condition that affects the normal function of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system consists of a network of vessels that transport lymphatic fluid and immune cells throughout the body. Meige disease is characterized by the abnormal transport of lymphatic fluid. When this fluid builds up abnormally, it causes swelling (lymphedema) in the lower limbs.

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What are the causes of Meige Disease?

The cause of Meige disease is unknown. The condition is thought to be genetic because it tends to run in families, and other forms of primary lymphedema have been found to have a genetic cause. Researchers have studied many genes associated with the lymphatic system; however, no genetic change has been definitively found to cause the signs and symptoms of Meige disease.

How prevalent is Meige Disease?

The prevalence of Meige disease is unknown. Collectively, the many types of primary lymphedema affect an estimated 1 in 100,000 people younger than 20; Meige disease is the most common type of primary lymphedema.

Is Meige Disease an inherited disorder?

Meige disease appears to have an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. Autosomal dominant inheritance means one copy of an altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder, although no genes have been associated with Meige disease.

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What are the latest Meige Disease Clinical Trials?
Physiological Study to Assess Mechanism of Action of MOBIDERM® in Lower-limb Lymphedema Patients

Summary: MOBIDERM® demonstrated his interest through clinical studies on the treatment of lower or upper limb lymphedema (Mestre et al 2017; Quéré et al. 2014). This CE (Conformity European)-marking device is well established both in ambulatory and hospitalisation. Nevertheless, the mechanism of action of this device had never been confirmed and no experimental clinical studies had been performed. The hypo...

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Familial Investigations of Childhood Cancer Predisposition

Summary: NOTE: This is a research study and is not meant to be a substitute for clinical genetic testing. Families may never receive results from the study or may receive results many years from the time they enroll. If you are interested in clinical testing please consider seeing a local genetic counselor or other genetics professional. If you have already had clinical genetic testing and meet eligibility...

Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date: July 01, 2015Published By: National Institutes of Health

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Surgical Management of Lymphedema.
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Effects of mobilized peripheral blood stem cells on treatment of primary lower extremity lymphedema.