Understanding the differences between lipoedema and lymphoedema

June Slee

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    An incorrect diagnosis can be a significant event for the individual. Money will be wasted on wrong or poorly targeted treatment, relevant interventions will not be put in place, and there will be a detrimental impact on the person's quality of life. This is my story of a misdiagnosis and what it meant for me as I progressed through 30 years of my life. It is easy to misdiagnose if a clinician does not have the experience or expert knowledge, but it can be highly significant for the person living with the misdiagnosis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7-8
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Lymphoedema
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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