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Man's leg baffled doctors

11th May 2009

Doctors failed to diagnose a man's lymphoedema for a decade even though his right leg was considerably bigger than his left one.

The condition affects over 100,000 people in the UK. Cheryl Pike, chair of the British Lymphology Society and specialist physiotherapist, said: "It is important that we raise awareness of this condition amongst the healthcare professionals, particularly GPs, so that they can diagnose the condition quickly and help patients get access to the right treatment."  

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Article Information

Title: Man's leg baffled doctors
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 11317
Date Added: 11th May 2009

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