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Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: Introduction

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare lung disease that was first described in the medical literature by von Stossel in 1937. The disease is characterized by an ... more about Lymphangioleiomyomatosis.

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: A very rare progressive disease where an unusual type of muscle cell (smooth muscle) infiltrates the lungs which eventually obstructs the flow of air through the lungs. The cause is unknown and generally occurs in women of child bearing age. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is available below.

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Prognosis for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

Prognosis for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: Poor. Commonly death within 10 years.

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Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare lung disease that was first described in the medical literature by von Stossel in 1937. The disease is characterized by an unusual type of muscle cell that invades the tissue of the lungs, including the airways, and blood and lymph vessels. Over time, these muscle cells form into bundles and grow into the walls of the airways, and blood and lymph vessels, causing them to become obstructed. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Facts About Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM): NHLBI)

Definitions of Lymphangioleiomyomatosis:

Rare lung disorder of unknown etiology mostly in women of childbearing age; proliferation of atypical smooth muscle cells in lungs, airways, blood and lymph vessels causing obstruction; symptoms include dyspnea and pneumothorax. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Lymphangioleiomyomatosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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  1. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Testing & Diagnosis
  7. Home Testing
  8. Types
  9. Complications
  10. Prognosis
 

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