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What is the rate of incidence for lymphangiectasia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Lymphangiectasia is a very rare disorder, usually disrupting the small intestine's ability to digest food properly or affecting the lungs' ability to process air. It most often affects children ages three or younger. It is seen even less often in older people, although it can occur.

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