Milroy Disease: An Exuberant Familiar Case

Keywords: Fibrosis, Lymphedema/congenital, Lymphedema/genetics


Milroy disease is a relatively rare condition of congenital primary chronic lymphedema that affects quality of life and requires medical follow-up due to the risk of secondary infections and malignancy. We report the case of a 49 years’ old female patient with an exuberant lymphedema in the lower limbs since her youth, progressing with unusual overlying skin lesions, as well as infectious complications. There are nine members of the family similarly affected, illustrating the pattern of autosomal dominant genetic inheritance of the disease.


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How to Cite
F. Valente, M., C. Vendruscolo, O., M. C. Pierobao, T. F., & Pegas, J. R. (2021). Milroy Disease: An Exuberant Familiar Case. Journal of the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venereology, 79(3), 253-256.
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