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What is lymphangiectasia?

Lymphangiectasia is a disorder of the lymphatic system that in most cases affects the small intestine. Most of the work of digestion is done by the small intestine, and lymphangiectasia compromises its ability to digest fats and proteins. Another form of the disorder can affect the lungs, causing wheezing and other breathing problems. For lymphangiectasia of the intestine, the primary symptoms are diarrhea and leg swelling.

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