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Are you more prone to lymphedema if you have lupus?

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Dr. Alan Koslow
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Nothing I could find: There are a couple a case studies but nothing more then that. So i would not think it is common if it really happens at all.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Any chronic disease process and autoimmune disease can create secondary lymphedema.

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