martes, 8 de diciembre de 2015

PRIMARY LYMPHEDEMA - SECONDARY LYMPHEDEMA / LYMPHOEDEMA / UNITED KINGDOM - UK / EPIDEMIOLOGY / PREVALENCE / ESTIMATING NUMBER OF PEOPLE AFFECTED / OVER TWO MILLION AFFECTED BY DISEASES OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM / / LIST OF BRITISH COUNTRIES



The estimated number of people affected by lymphedma in the UK is approximately: 2.418.750


ENGLAND = 2.036.250

SCOTLAND = 198.750

WALES = 116.250

NORTHERN IRELAND = 67.500


Birth related Primary lymphedema is estimated to affect more than 10.000 within the UK. The estimated prevalence in primary lymphedema is 1:6000


References:

1/  Macdonald, J., Geyer, M. (2010) Wounds and Lymphoedema Management. Geneva: WHO (World Health Organization).
2/ Schingale, Franz-Josef, "Lymphoedema, Lipoedema, Diagnosis and Therapy: A Guide for Those Affected," 2003, Hannover: Schlütersche GmbH & Co. KG.


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