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Does lymphangiectasia affect children differently than adults?

Lymphangiectasia is more common in children than adults but the symptoms and affects on the body are generally the same. The condition often develops in the womb and symptoms usually appear during a child's first three years. Both children and adults are unable to digest fat and protein properly and must follow a strict diet to counter the effects of the disorder, or face respiratory problems that must be managed throughout life.

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