Milroy Disease: A Report of Rare Disease
Md. Mizanur Rahman1, Gulshan Nigar Chaudhury2, Mirza Md Ziaul Islam3
Milroy disease is named after William Milroy, who described 97 members of a family, of whom 26 had leg edema. In the family described by Milroy, the
edema was painless, non-progressive, and confined to the lower limbs. Hereditary lymphedema of the legs was also described by Nonne 1891; hence, the
term Nonne-Milroy disease has been used in the past. The prevalence of Milroy disease is not known but it appears to be one of the more common causes of primary lymphedema and occurs in all ethnic groups.