Milroy's disease


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Milroy's disease: Turner's syndrome, filariasis, lymphedema, Meige's disease

Milroy's disease

[mil′roiz]
Etymology: William Forsyth Milroy, American physician, 1855-1942
congenital hereditary lymphedema of the legs caused by chronic lymphatic obstruction, sometimes involving additional areas, including the arms, trunk, and face. Also called congenital lymphedema, Meige's disease, Milroy's edema, Nonne-Milroy-Meige syndrome.
Milroy's disease; congenital lymphoedema; familial primary lymphoedema insidious development of gross, bilateral lower-limb lymphoedema due to inadequate lymphatic vessel development during embryonic life