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- Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:09 am
- Forum: Questions & Answers
- Topic: How is LAM Treated?
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Because LAM affects almost exclusively women of child?bearing age, physicians have thought that the hormone estrogen might be involved in the abnormal muscle cell growth that characterizes the disease, just as it is in the growth of smooth muscle in the uterus in a woman's child?bearing years. Altho...
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is pronounced lim - fan'- je - o - Li'- o - mi'- o - ma - to'- sis. Lymph and angio refer to the lymph and blood vessels. Leiomyomatosis refers to the formation of the bundles of the unusual muscle cells. The cause of LAM is not known. However, a recent paper reports that tu...