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What increases my risk for lymphangioleiomyomatosis?

Because the cause of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is not known, it is not entirely known what increases a person's risk. However, except for rare cases, LAM is only found in women, so women are at heightened risk. Young to middle-aged people are also at risk, as most women who get LAM are between the ages of 20 and 40. Women who have tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) are more likely to have LAM than those who don't.

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