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What is Lymphangiomatosis and Gorham's Disease (LGD) ?

Lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s Disease are rare lymphatic malformations affecting organs and bones also known as GLA (Generalized Lymphatic Anomalies) and GSD (Gorham-Stout Disease). GSD is a rare musculoskeletal condition in which spontaneous, progressive resorption of the bone occurs. In medical terminology lymphangiomatosis means: lymphatic system (lymph) vessel (angi) tumor or cyst (oma) condition (tosis). Kaposiform lymphangiomatosis is distinctive from GLA with abnormal spindle-shaped lymphatic cells.There is no standard definition describing this disease that has been agreed to by the medical/scientific community.

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Alfie's story

by RareConnect team published 2 months ago
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Alfie was born on 10th June 2007, weighing a healthy 8lbs 9oz. He seemed like any other child for the first 8 months and then one day, almost overn...

1st Patient and Family Conference LGDA Europe

by RareConnect team published 3 months ago
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A little less than a month ago the LGDA Europe held its first meeting in Leusden, the Netherlands.

A total of 11 patients and 31 family members ...

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