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Should I be worried about lymphangiectasia?

Lymphangiectasia is a rare disorder of the lymphatic system that in most cases affects the small intestine. Symptoms of the condition usually appear by the age of three. Chances are, if you're going to have the condition, you would have been afflicted already. However, if you are an adult with pancreatitis or constrictive pericarditis, lymphangiectasia is something to keep in mind as the condition can occasionally be caused by those disorders.

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