lymphedema praecox

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1282
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A definition of the term "lymphedema praecox" is presented. The term refers to the obstruction of the lymphatic channels, producing edema, which occurs primarily in women between the ages of 10 and 25. The interstitial fluid that accumulates first appears in the feet but can travel proximally to the trunk. The interstitial fluid continues to accumulate throughout life.


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