Welcome to the Lymphedema Family Study at the University of Pittsburgh! The goal of this project is to identify genes responsible for primary lymphedema. It is our hope that a new understanding of the genetic basis of inherited lymphedema will provide insight into its treatment and contribute to early identification of individuals at risk. Click on the links below for frequently asked questions about this condition, information about the inheritance of primary lymphedema, previous investigations into the genetic aspects of lymphedema, an update of our research, and listings of our references and other lymphedema websites.

About the Lymphedema Family Study
Frequently Asked Questions about Lymphedema
Inheritance of Primary Lymphedema
Previous Research Involving Primary Lymphedema
Update on Research at University of Pittsburgh
References for Primary Lymphedema Research
Links to other Lymphedema Web Pages

If you and at least one other family member have primary lymphedema OR you are the only one with lymphedema in your family but your diagnosis has been established by a physician, and you would like more information on how to become involved in the Lymphedema Family Study, please contact the coordinator or this study, Kelly Knickelbein, M.S., at the address or phone number below:

Lymphedema Family Study
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Human Genetics
A300 Crabtree Hall, GSPH
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Phone: (412) 624-4657 or (800) 263-2152

This study is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and private dontations.

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Human Genetics Home Page

These pages created and maintained by Kelly Knickelbein .

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